• Current Issues 16 – Taking a Long View to Understand Global Governance?

    Current Issues 16 – Taking a Long View to Understand Global Governance?

    In today’s interview, Charlotte Ku explores the benefits of ‘taking a long view’ to better understand global governance processes. Ku explores what events have shaped the modern international system and how small, individual, actions can have a powerful cumulative effect over time.

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  • Current Issues 15 – Fragility of States in Global Governance

    Current Issues 15 – Fragility of States in Global Governance

    Tim Sisk explores the growing importance of fragile states in the realm of global governance. In his interview with us, Sisk explores the nexus between security and development and identifies the difficult task of addressing the roots of fragility.

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  • Current Issues 14 – European Union’s Role and Status as a Global Actor

    Current Issues 14 – European Union’s Role and Status as a Global Actor

    In today’s discussion, Jan Wouters explores the ‘international actor-ness’ of the EU, in response to the recent development of the Lisbon Treaty. Wouters suggests that the EU has long been active as an international player in several policy fields and explores what effects the Lisbon Treat has had on the legal character of the EU.

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  • Current Issues 13 – China as a Multilateral Actor

    Current Issues 13 – China as a Multilateral Actor

    Gregory Chin explores the unique sense of captivation surrounding China’s rise as a multilateral actor. In this interview, Chin points to the contextual factors which separate China from its fellow emerging powers and that China can, therefore, be imagined as a moderate revisionist power.

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  • Current Issues 12 – Robust Peacekeeping

    Current Issues 12 – Robust Peacekeeping

    Thierry Tardy discusses the emerging idea of robust peacekeeping, and its subsequent developments and applications . In today’s interview, Tardy argues that robust peacekeeping breaks from conventional models in several distinct ways.

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  • Current Issues 11 – Nuclear Energy and Global Governance

    Current Issues 11 – Nuclear Energy and Global Governance

    Trevor Findlay explores a number of valuable thematic linkages between nuclear energy and global governance. In this interview, Findlay discusses the three global regimes associated with nuclear technologies and why these regimes still need further attention.

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  • Current Issues 10 – Global Governance and Human Rights

    Current Issues 10 – Global Governance and Human Rights

    In today’s discussion, Rhoda Howard-Hassmann explores the development of contemporary understandings of human rights, as well as existing barriers to the continued realization of comprehensive rights regimes.

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  • Current Issues 9 – R2P

    Current Issues 9 – R2P

    In today’s discussion, Thomas Weiss discusses the normative development and contemporary emergence of the R2P doctrine as well as the origins of R2P and how it has come to embody a transformation in the historically sacrosanct character of state sovereignty.

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  • Current Issues 8 – Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Current Issues 8 – Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Ramesh Thakur joins us to discuss the historical beginnings and contemporary concerns surrounding the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Thakur, in his discussion of NPT, employs a balanced, ‘three-pillar’ approach and goes on to discuss how these three pillars came to be.

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  • Current Issues 7 – Food Security

    Current Issues 7 – Food Security

    Jennifer Clapp sheds light upon the topic of food security and the structural prevalence of contemporary food crises. She joins us to discuss the vital linkage between poverty eradication and food security, and the damaging impact spikes in food prices can help people better understand this dynamic.

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