Global Policy

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September 2014

Volume 5, Issue 3

Pages 261–390

  1. Research Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Research Articles
    3. Special Section - Development Banks of the Developing World, edited by Kathryn Hochstetler
    4. Practitioner Commentaries
    5. Response to Article
    6. Review Essay
    1. Measuring and Comparing Immigration, Asylum and Naturalization Policies Across Countries: Challenges and Solutions (pages 261–274)

      Justin Gest, Anna Boucher, Suzanna Challen, Brian Burgoon, Eiko Thielemann, Michel Beine, Patrick McGovern, Mary Crock, Hillel Rapoport and Michael Hiscox

      Article first published online: 12 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12132

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      Overall, we expect that the ability to make easy comparisons across different policy realms and countries will set new benchmarks.

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      Policy Indexes as Tools for Decision Makers: The Case of Climate Policy (pages 275–285)

      Swenja Surminski and Andrew Williamson

      Article first published online: 23 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12121

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      National policies have received more attention in the wake of stalling international climate negotiations. One could now take this one step further and argue that the real action will occur beyond national governments.

    3. Newspaper Coverage and Climate Change Legislative Activity across US States (pages 286–297)

      Nives Dolšak and Kristen Houston

      Article first published online: 16 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12097

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      How has newspaper coverage about global climate change influenced legislative activity across U.S. states during the period 1998-2006? This paper highlights the important role of media in setting the agenda.

    4. Emerging Powers and Change in the Global Financial Order (pages 298–310)

      Mikko Huotari and Thilo Hanemann

      Article first published online: 7 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12133

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      The global financial crisis has accelerated the re-organization and partial fragmentation of the global financial order as well as the emergence of governance alternatives.

    5. Income Inequality, Financial Systems, and Global Imbalances: A Theoretical Consideration (pages 311–320)

      Li Sheng

      Article first published online: 24 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12126

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      China's losses are large, increasing, and increasingly out of control as the country continues to struggle with policy choices regarding exchange rates and capital account regimes.

    6. Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act and American Leadership in the Campaign against International Tax Evasion: Revolution or False Dawn? (pages 321–333)

      Richard Eccleston and Felicity Gray

      Article first published online: 20 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12122

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      If a robust, universal framework for the automatic exchange of tax and financial data is established it will have a significant impact on international tax evasion and profound implications for global capital flows, finance and business.

    7. Herding Cats and Taming Tax Havens: The US Strategy of ‘Not In My Backyard’ (pages 334–343)

      Ronen Palan and Duncan Wigan

      Article first published online: 12 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12135

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      The U.S. is now internationalizing FATCA not by the traditional means of passing the baton to multilateral forums, but instead by relying on a complex admixture of coercion, emulation and adaptation across the public private divide.

  2. Special Section - Development Banks of the Developing World, edited by Kathryn Hochstetler

    1. Top of page
    2. Research Articles
    3. Special Section - Development Banks of the Developing World, edited by Kathryn Hochstetler
    4. Practitioner Commentaries
    5. Response to Article
    6. Review Essay
    1. Development Banks of the Developing World: Nature, Origins and Consequences (pages 344–345)

      Kathryn Hochstetler

      Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12161

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      The consequences of the availability of new development finance from emerging powers is the most important question, albeit one whose answer is still taking shape.

    2. Bartering Globalization: China's Commodity-backed Finance in Africa and Latin America (pages 346–352)

      Deborah Bräutigam and Kevin P. Gallagher

      Article first published online: 29 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12138

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      We estimate that Chinese banks have made commitments of approximately US$132 billion in financing to African and Latin American governments. More than 80 percent of this finance has gone to these regions since the 2008 global financial crisis.

    3. Developmental State Construction and Strategic Regionalism: The Continental Reach of South Africa's Development Finance Institutions (pages 353–359)

      Mzukisi Qobo and Dimpho Motsamai

      Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12162

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      There is enormous pressure coming from government, in particular the economic development ministry, for the IDC to justify its financing in the African continent on the basis of the contribution this makes towards job creation in South Africa, and impact on growth.

    4. The Brazilian National Development Bank goes International: Innovations and Limitations of BNDES' Internationalization (pages 360–365)

      Kathryn Hochstetler

      Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12131

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      Examining the whole picture of BNDES lending, the bank has clearly become a potential source of attractive additional funding for infrastructure projects and other investments at home and across South America.

    5. The BRICS-led Development Bank: Purpose and Politics beyond the G20 (pages 366–373)

      Gregory T. Chin

      Article first published online: 12 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12167

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      The most fundamental challenge in launching the bank likely resides in the fact that, if the BRICS follow an approach similar to the World Bank's, the new BRICS bank will need to borrow from global capital markets by issuing bonds.

  3. Practitioner Commentaries

    1. Top of page
    2. Research Articles
    3. Special Section - Development Banks of the Developing World, edited by Kathryn Hochstetler
    4. Practitioner Commentaries
    5. Response to Article
    6. Review Essay
    1. The Rise of Cities as Global Actors: What Consequences for Policy? (pages 374–376)

      William Attwell

      Article first published online: 29 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12139

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      There is clearly a disconnect between the growing economic, demographic and political significance of certain highly urbanised regions and the ability of established diplomatic practice to respond to, and accommodate, their rapidly evolving significance in the world.

    2. Tackling the Challenges of Postcrisis Reconstruction in Africa: Lessons from the Field (pages 377–380)

      John O. Kakonge

      Article first published online: 7 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12137

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      Civil war shakes a country like an earthquake, and it is followed by aftershocks that take a long time to dissipate. Some assets and resources can be restored but much has to be built anew.

    3. Conflict Resolution Mechanisms in International Financial Organizations: Experiences and Collaborations in Broadening the Informal Process (pages 381–385)

      Suresh Nanwani

      Article first published online: 27 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12124

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      There is considerable cross-fertilization of ideas and continued cooperation and involvement with ombudsman practitioners “to share experiences and learn from best practices”.

  4. Response to Article

    1. Top of page
    2. Research Articles
    3. Special Section - Development Banks of the Developing World, edited by Kathryn Hochstetler
    4. Practitioner Commentaries
    5. Response to Article
    6. Review Essay
    1. Colonialism, Epistemic Injustice and Global Justice (pages 386–387)

      Göran Collste

      Article first published online: 20 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12128

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      So far the discussion on global justice has mainly focused on global distributive justice. When the legacy of colonialism is taken into account, we could foresee a turn to global rectificatory justice.

  5. Review Essay

    1. Top of page
    2. Research Articles
    3. Special Section - Development Banks of the Developing World, edited by Kathryn Hochstetler
    4. Practitioner Commentaries
    5. Response to Article
    6. Review Essay
    1. Global Politics and the Environment (pages 388–390)

      Hayley Stevenson

      Article first published online: 29 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12142

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      Reading these impressive works together rewards the reader with nuanced insights into the political, economic, social, and environmental tensions that emerge at multiple scales across the world.

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