By Esraa Adnan Fangary – The COVID-19 crisis has underscored the importance of the notification imperative. I demonstrate the legal consequences of its infringement and explore the possible role of the ICJ to ensure the enforcement of that obligation.
How COVID-19 challenges our notions of freedom
By Osvaldo Javier López Ruiz - Is our conception of “liberty” in the 21st century the same as that for the “moderns” of the 19th century? The coronavirus pandemic…
Crises, capital, sovereignty: Lessons from the history of crisis
By Benjamin Chwistek - Crises are frequent, as is the failure of supranational bodies to respond to them effectively. Where does power lie: with capital or the political?
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…
Can states be sued for spreading misinformation about COVID-19?
By Esraa Adnan Fangary - The COVID-19 crisis has underscored the importance of the notification imperative. I demonstrate the legal consequences of its infringement and explore…
COVID-19 and supply chain relationships: inclusive governance reform or break-up ahead?
By Janelle M. Diller - The threats to human and worker rights accompanying the global coronavirus pandemic reinforce the need to prioritize inclusive sector-wide dialogue and…
By Janelle M. Diller – The threats to human and worker rights accompanying the global coronavirus pandemic reinforce the need to prioritize inclusive sector-wide dialogue and action among governments, business, workers and civil society in global value chains, aided by international standards and organizations.
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 decentralized climate organization, blockchain technology holds promise to foster global cooperation.
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 that precluded a more effective organizational response.
By Adam Przeworski – Democratic governments have implemented measures similar to those by autocracies in response to the pandemic. Are these value trade-offs temporary experiments, or will they be here to stay?
By Maria (Mary) Papageorgiou – This blog post identifies five challenges facing NATO and explores their future implications. Leadership, funding, disinformation campaigns, biosecurity threats and the relationship between the allies will determine the alliance’s direction in the emerging geostrategic environment.
By Adam Przeworski – The coronavirus pandemic has magnified health and wealth inequality, raising important questions about ethics and the priorities of public policy interventions.
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.
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.