Is Whistleblowing a Duty?

By Emanuela Ceva and Michele Bocchiola

Whistleblowing has become a largely discussed topic mainly as a consequence of such headline cases as those of Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. However, the grounds for its justification within political theory and public ethics remain underexplored. Although it is intuitively clear what a … Read More

Reversing the globalization backlash

By Colin Crouch

Reversing the backlash against globalization requires active politics in two opposite directions: the strengthening of democracy beyond the level of the nation state; and strenuous efforts at local economic development.

In The Globalization Paradox Dani Rodrik argued that we have a choice among democracy, national sovereignty and … Read More

Are Chief Executives Overpaid?

By Deborah Hargreaves

Ten years on from the banking crisis that nearly broke the western economy, we could finally be approaching a new capitalist ethos.

When you have Goldman Sachs’ former chief economist writing in the Guardian that businesses need to rediscover purpose, as well as profit, a change … Read More

AngloArabia: Why Gulf Wealth Matters to Britain

By David Wearing

The world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe is currently unfolding in Yemen, and it’s far from a natural disaster. Around three-quarters of the Yemeni population is now dependent on humanitarian aid, while 7 million teeter on the brink of outright starvation. This comes largely as the result of a … Read More

Contemporary Politics in the Middle East, 4th Edition

By Beverley Milton-Edwards

Since 2011 the contemporary Middle East has entered an era of uncertainty characterised by protest politics, new conflicts in countries like Syria, rising ethnic tensions, insurgency, and terrorism. State responses to these political changes have often been reactionary as elites attempt to shore up authoritarian rule and … Read More

Can Governments Earn Our Trust?

Governments everywhere are suffering enormous pressures, but none is more fundamental than the erosion of citizens’ trust in the people they elect. Americans are convinced that the United States lies at the centre of the crisis of trust. And in fact, trust in government to do what is right has … Read More

The Ascendancy of China and India

China and India are becoming increasingly influential, powerful and prominent countries – but what kind of countries do their leaders and people wish them to become?  Will they act and behave like major Western entities or like something altogether different, hence changing the very nature of international affairs?  And as … Read More