Five history lessons in how to deal with a refugee crisis (2015)

Alexander Betts The Guardian. What can we learn from the way we dealt with previous refugee emergencies? After all, this is not the first time. Online article here.

1945’s Forgotten Insight: Multilateralism as Realist Necessity (2015)

Dan Plesch & Thomas G. Weiss International Studies Perspectives, 17 (1). pp. 4-16 OpenAccess version here. The 70th anniversary of the signing and entry into force of the UN Charter provided an occasion to explore the historical underpinnings of contemporary global governance. This essay redresses the neglect of the United Nations as a multilateral structure beforeContinue reading “1945’s Forgotten Insight: Multilateralism as Realist Necessity (2015)”

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1945’s Lesson: ‘Good-Enough’ Global Governance Ain’t Good Enough (2015)

Dan Plesch & Tom Weiss Global Governance, 21 (2). pp. 197-204. OpenAccess version here. The 70th anniversary of the signing and entry into force of the UN Charter should call attention to the historical underpinnings of contemporary global governance. Today’s fashion of “good-enough” global governance abandons the strategy of constructing robust intergovernmental organizations; and it is not good enough, especiallyContinue reading “1945’s Lesson: ‘Good-Enough’ Global Governance Ain’t Good Enough (2015)”

Campaigning for change: lessons from history (2015)

OpenAccess can be downloaded on this page. Historians and campaigners explore the history of campaigning – and what lessons may be drawn for fighting modern-day causes. Whatever your political viewpoint you probably think that there is much in the world that needs changing. Campaigning for change is a necessary activity – although one which isContinue reading “Campaigning for change: lessons from history (2015)”