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Advancing human development: theory and practice
'Human development is a process of enlarging people’s choices. The most critical ones are to lead a long and healthy life, to be educated and to enjoy a decent standard of living. Additional choices include...
Negotiating the unnegotiable: climate diplomacy and climate action
Philosopher William James once said ‘whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is...
The new role of the G20: safeguarding global governance from a revisionist America
Under the Trump administration, the United States has not only stepped back from its position of global leadership, but now actively plays a spoiler role in the governance agenda.
Will climate negotiations overcome the curse of unfulfilled expectations at COP21?
International negotiations are fundamentally nested games of expectations management. If the objectives are set too high and negotiations then fail to deliver, it would be quite difficult for the relevant...