Month: November 2015

Britain – The "Awkward" Partner

The debate over Britain’s relationship with the EU is not new. Britain has been historically the ‘awkward partner’. British Euroscepticism has many political, identity and economic sources. Britain is an island nation geographically separated from the continent. Its historical ties to the Commonwealth and its special relationship with the US have long created a feeling …

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Is the Fight Against Climate Change the Last Possible Success of Multilateralism?

Multilateralism is often regarded as slow and ineffective. Yet, is there any other way to deal with a global phenomenon such as climate change? Climate change is frequently defined as the largest challenge ever faced by mankind. Yet it is less often associated with a new global governance paradigm, in which state governments would cooperate …

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The EU Referendum and the United Kingdom’s Migration Policy

At a time of political turmoil in the United Kingdom with the election of the new Labour Party leader and increasing tensions over the refugee crisis, which has taken a turn for the worse, the British exit from the European Union remains a contentious topic. Europhobes argue that a Brexit would reverse immigration, save taxpayers …

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Action on Climate Change will Deepen Inequality Globally

Climate change and the evolution of inequalities are closely linked and must be assessed on various levels. On a global scale, the dramatically differing situations of countries will determine the consequences of climate change on those countries’ societies. To begin with, there is a geographical dimension that will influence the most immediate burden of global …

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