By Fiona B. Adamson and Gerasimos Tsourapas – With a rise in the number of migrants and refugees globally, the reliance on diplomatic tools, processes, and procedures to manage cross-border population mobility will have more significance on interstate relations.
Depoliticising through Expertise: The Politics of Modelling in the Governance of Covid-19
By Annabelle Littoz-Monnet - Epidemiological models have played a decisive role from the outset in determining the public policy response to Covid-19, especially in the…
Is it possible to be prepared for a crisis?
By Adam Przeworski - This piece reflects on criticisms of governments for not being prepared for COVID-19 and revisits fundamental questions about when and why the free hand of…
COVID-19, the WHO, and the failures of global governance
By Dhruv Sharma & Kit De Vriese - This piece discusses the ever-rising obstacles to global governance in the context of the reactions to the coronavirus pandemic by the WHO,…
To nudge or not to nudge, of what is the question?
By Emmanuel Robert - More than just a policy instrument, the nudge – a recent development in public policies – calls for a novel rationality of governance, one grounded in the…
Three ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis
By Bernhard Reinsberg - Climate governance is said to be in crisis. New mechanisms to get the world to act against climate change are necessary. By facilitating a novel…
COVID-19: An assessment of the WHO’s response
By Dhruv Sharma & Kit De Vriese - This post assesses the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies three major limitations…
COVID-19 reveals the fragility of our values
By Adam Przeworski - Democratic governments have implemented measures similar to those by autocracies in response to the pandemic. Are these value trade-offs temporary…
NATO’s challenges amidst the coronavirus crisis : In need for a strategic turn or readjustment?
By Maria (Mary) Papageorgiou - This blog post identifies five challenges facing NATO and explores their future implications. Leadership, funding, disinformation campaigns,…
COVID-19: A magnifier of social inequality
By Adam Przeworski - The coronavirus pandemic has magnified health and wealth inequality, raising important questions about ethics and the priorities of public policy…
By Adam Przeworski – Initial responses to the COVID-19 outbreak have varied, seemingly irrespective of regime type. This pieces sheds light on the motivations of political leaders and whether they manipulated their public or held illusionary beliefs.
By Adam Przeworski – This piece reflects on the various events brought on by coronavirus and speculates on their long-term consequences. It contemplates the state of our beliefs, liberalism, institutions, geopolitics, risk, and science in times of COVID-19.
By Miriam Bradley – The ICRC’s work on urban violence has led to significant and surprising shifts in its humanitarian boundaries—shifts that may damage its ability to carry out its core mandate.
By Stephen Browne – Is the UN really capable of finding timely solutions to global problems? The coronavirus pandemic and environmental crises are testing the operations of the UN system, and show there might be alternative (and better) solutions to global cooperation.
By Annabelle Littoz-Monnet & Juanita Uribe – The quest to find a Covid-19 treatment has incited a highly publicized debate related to longstanding questions about scientific methods and public health interventions. It calls for greater reflection on the assumptions and limitations of knowledge and its underlying political and social facets.
By Velibor Jakovleski – The COVID-19 pandemic has increased speculation about what the future of the global order will look like. This piece attempts to makes sense of prevailing scenarios and showcases what evolutionary theory can contribute to our understanding of stability and change.
By Elisabeth Dubois – Understanding the growing trend and reliance on emerging digital technologies, and the need for their improved governance, will be critical in the response to COVID-19 and future crises.
Democratizing international negotiations? Towards a virtual and inclusive negotiation for the world after COVID-19
By Jerome Bellion-Jourdan – This blog post explores the potential to launch a virtual and inclusive negotiation to lay the foundations for future formats of international negotiations after COVID-19, with the possible drafting of a “Shared Humanity Charter”. Using innovative technological solutions and collaborative methods, this would be a first activity of the emerging International Negotiation Platform.
By Michelle Bentley – Covid-19 will radically change and challenge global action on biological weapons. By demonstrating the extreme consequences of biological warfare (both in terms of public health and social disruption), the pandemic will redefine the current debate and put new pressure on international actors to address the threat through global governance structures.
By Nico Krisch – The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have serious domestic and international political consequences and to exacerbate existing trends to reshape the landscape of international and transnational institutions. These six trends, when combined, could be dangerous for the structure of global governance as we know it.
By Christopher Szabla – The outbreak of Covid-19 has closed borders around the world, appearing to have deepened a crisis in globalization that has challenged the mobility of people, goods, and services between countries and even within them. Can global governance norms and institutions play a role in restoring or even improving movement in a post-Covid world given an ongoing hostility to them? History provides an indication that such a crisis may be as much of an opportunity to rearticulate an international regime as it is a potential hazard for it.
Introducing a new series of think pieces to reflect critically on the limits (or untapped potential) of existing governance systems and innovative ways to solve future global challenges.
By Kristin Bergtora Sandvik & Adele Garnier – The blog identifies marginalisation, legal distancing and the ambiguity of care as the key characteristics of the Covid-19 pandemic response currently reshaping refugee and migration governance.
Let’s Think Beyond Kyoto, Paris and Social Movements: The Legal Responsibility of Private Actors for Climate Change
By Gor Samvel – In the post-COVID19 world, neither a state-centric Paris Agreement, nor social movements will be sufficient to deal with climate change. The pandemic, most probably to be followed by an economic crisis, presents us with a historic choice about the future diversity and sustainability of our energy sources.