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Mobility of Labour versus Capital: A Global Governance Perspective (Global Trends Analysis 01/2019)
Rosewarne, Stuart / Piper, Nicola

The mobility of people can engender positive effects for global economic development. Yet, migration has not been backed by an internationally-endorsed governance architecture as was the case with the liberalisation of international trade or finance. The challenge lies in advancing the development promise of international migration and reconciling it with the integrity of national sovereignty without compromising human rights.

In the latest issue of GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS Stuart Rosewarne and Nicola Piper characterise this challenge as the securitisation-liberalisation paradox wich also reveals itself in the UN’s Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration. The authors advocate a broader focus on migration, including a better understanding of its various forms, and a rights-based approach in migration governance.

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The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response (Global Trends Analysis 03/2018)
B.S. Chimni

With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in the latest issue of GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS. And what is more: by leaving it to the poor and poorest countries in the world to deal with the growing number of refugees, they allow new crises to emerge.

Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multipronged and multidimensional strategy that has to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders taking into account all relevant economic and political factors.

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The UN Security Council: From a 20th century relic to effective security governance (Global Trends Analysis 02/2018)
Cilliers, Jakkie

The urgently needed UN Security Council reform has been stuck for decades. Without a far-reaching structural change that includes the end of permanent seats and the veto, the Council is fading into irrelevance. But at a time of great power transitions, multipolarity without sufficient multilateralism is a dangerous trend. Therefore, in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 02|2018, Jakkie Cilliers calls for a political and intellectual leap to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform.

Global Trends. Analysis 01|2018

Cooperation in a Post-Western World: Challenges and future prospects (Global Trends. Analysis 01/2018)
Roth, Michèle/ Ulbert, Cornelia

The Western liberal order finds itself in deep crisis. Global power shifts are accelerating. What does this mean for the future of global cooperation? How can the wish for more national autonomy be reconciled with the need to cooperate in a globalised world? Can new forms of governance contribute to sustaining global cooperation? Michèle Roth and Cornelia Ulbert discuss these questions in the first issue of the new publication series GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS.

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Ir/responsibility and Cooperation in World Society: Current Trends and Long-Term Outlooks
Roth, Michèle / Ulbert, Cornelia

This article was published in Global Trends 2015.

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