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March 16, 2017
2017 brings both new energy and new challenges for international cooperation. Major donors are questioning the value of globalism, while the UN...
March 13, 2017
While still a work in progress, the Trump Administration’s first budget request to Congress is expected to contain deep cuts to the US foreign...
March 6, 2017
Tropical forests are an undervalued asset in meeting the greatest global challenges of our time—averting climate change and promoting...
February 16, 2017
Organized groups of individuals challenging the status quo are critical for institutional change and economic development patterns. This paper...
February 14, 2017
Xu studies how patronage affects the promotion and performance of senior bureaucrats within a global organization: the British Empire. He combines...
February 8, 2017
The world’s development challenges are far too vast for the old way of doing things. To generate the trillions of dollars necessary to...
February 3, 2017
Why do some governments provide more public goods than others? Focusing on the case of public education, this article challenges the centrality given...
February 2, 2017
The city of Bogotá set out to reduce crime and increase state legitimacy by raising state presence on city streets: either increasing police...

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