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Universities in most nations are now obliged to prioritise graduate career prospects, but how it should be approached depends on your view of the meaning of education. Academics need to think that through much more clearly, says Tom Cutterham. Promotion criteria requiring top researchers to also be good teachers and managers undermine the nature of universities, says Andrew Oswald. If academics want students to see value in course-based activities, we need to make clearer to them exactly what broader skills they will learn by completing them, says Tanya Martini.
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Two brutal world wars, a global pandemic, and a worldwide depression affected almost everyone on the planet. Aggressive action must be taken, and such action would be effective if it incorporates five core principles which I have developed together with my Oxford colleague, Ngaire Woods. Over a billion people still live on a dollar a day or less, and over two billion on less than two dollars. Global Labour Studies. By John Gilbey. Subscribe Magazine Newsletter.
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By Ruben Andersson. David Katz is unimpressed by an attempt to imagine a different Israel from elsewhere. It is an accessible, pleasant read thanks to its eloquent prose and remarkable storytelling. For example, it draws the reader in from the very start with the story of twelfth-century Sienna: the city, once blessed with a well-functioning government and society, was defeated by its interdependence with other Italian regions, which brought the plague into its walls and led to its decadence.
The authors offer a very strong contribution to the literature by advancing a theory to explain gridlock in global governance Chapter I. They then demonstrate how this theory applies in global security Chapter II , economic Chapter III and environmental Chapter IV governance, through a rich empirical analysis of the three fields.
In fact, the authors put forward an admirable defence of the post-war institutions: these, they argue, have been victims of their own success. In creating a unique set of circumstances — an open, peaceful, liberal and institutionalized world order — the United Nations and other IGOs allowed for other forces, such as the expansionary logic of capitalism and innovations in information technology, to accelerate and intensify flows within and between countries and regions.
As a result, new circumstances and issues arose that these organisations were never set up to address, rendering them virtually defunct but also challenging their architects, the victors of World War II. In making the case for global public governance, the authors send waves of short-lived optimism through the second part of their argument: if multilateral institutions were so fruitful once, surely they can become so again?
For Gridlock, therefore, the possibility for institutional reform at the global level is slight, but it is not something that we should give up on.
lirodisa.tk: Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it (): Ian Goldin: Books. lirodisa.tk: Divided Nations: Why Global Governance is Failing, and What We Can Do About It (Audible Audio Edition): Ian Goldin, Napoleon Ryan, Audible.
The past has, after all, taught us that in international cooperation, consensus has often happened in extreme conditions, once negotiations have reached a stage of damage control. Hale et al. Their tone also changes when they discuss a possible reform of the multilateral order: it becomes more prescriptive 1 , somewhat animated 2 and optimistic 3. This is one of Divided Nations core achievements: it does an excellent job in both highlighting the complexities of an issue — be it financial, technological or environmental — and its policy-making process, as well as boiling the latter down to clear, concise concepts.
Goldin indeed enriches the text with definitions of fundamental notions such as national sovereignty, misaligned interests or global public goods, which makes for a useful introductory or reference book.
Later in the book, Goldin expresses belief in the feasibility of an increased involvement of civil society, as long as this is non-binding and therefore in line with national sovereignty.