NGOs and IGOs

Does Free Trade Undermine International Rules Protecting the Environment?

Does Free Trade Undermine International Rules Protecting the Environment?

The WTO undermines international environmental rules. Yet, the WTO’s decisions comply with the mandates for which it operates which do not cover environmental protection.

Victim-Politics and Post-Conflict Foreign Policy in Rwanda and Sri Lanka

Victim-Politics and Post-Conflict Foreign Policy in Rwanda and Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and Rwanda elicit a sense of victimhood upon which their respective foreign policies have been built.

Nigeria’s “Resource Curse”: Oil as Impediment to True Federalism

Nigeria’s “Resource Curse”: Oil as Impediment to True Federalism

Whilst Nigeria’s history of colonialism can partly explain the difficulties of achieving a functioning federalism, its ‘resource course’ is also a significant hindrance.

The ICC and Africa: Complementarity, Transitional Justice, and the Rule of Law

The ICC and Africa: Complementarity, Transitional Justice, and the Rule of Law

The absence of preemptive and positive complementarity in the ICC’s proceedings is the largest obstacle to creating a lasting benefit for African state judicial systems.

The Economy is Organic: Reclaiming the Post-Crisis Development Agenda

The Economy is Organic: Reclaiming the Post-Crisis Development Agenda

To correctly assess contemporary reevaluations of development theory, we must understand its origins and their effect on how the global community views development today.

Global Governance and the Democratic Aspect of Cross-Border Communications

Global Governance and the Democratic Aspect of Cross-Border Communications

The technological intensification of the communication channels across the globe will trigger the need for governing the democratic aspect of cross-border communications.

Christian Traditional Values Prefiguring the Development of Human Rights

Christian Traditional Values Prefiguring the Development of Human Rights

The global expression of human rights found in the UDHR contains an implicit touch of Christian values.

UN Peacekeeping: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan’s Troop Contributions

UN Peacekeeping: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan’s Troop Contributions

From a realist perspective, the impressive devotion of top-troop contributors to UN Peacekeeping is rooted in several political, professional, and economic motivations.

Climate Change Politics Through a Constructivist Prism

Climate Change Politics Through a Constructivist Prism

Constructivism captures the political nature of the climate change issue and is able to put it in its respective historical and social context.

Critical Approaches to the Functions of International Institutions

Critical Approaches to the Functions of International Institutions

Critical approaches can not only identify the flaws of neoliberalism but also possible contradictions between neoliberalism as a concept and how institutions perceive it.

Should we Rebuild ‘Failed States’ or ‘Let Them Fail’?

Should we Rebuild ‘Failed States’ or ‘Let Them Fail’?

The practice of rebuilding ‘failed’ or ‘failing’ states is ethically problematic. It overlooks human security and is too focused on Western institutional standards.

What are the Challenges Facing Global Energy Governance?

What are the Challenges Facing Global Energy Governance?

While global energy governance is fragmented, the international community is striving for more cooperation with emerging consumer economies and producing economies.