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Ngaire Woods

Ngaire Woods

Writing for PS since 2013
56 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

Ngaire Woods is Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

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  1. An Antidote to the Polarization Poison
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Feb 26, 2024 Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.

  2. Saving Representative Democracy from Online Trolls
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    Saving Representative Democracy from Online Trolls

    Dec 28, 2023 Ngaire Woods urges tech companies and governments to protect women in politics from an escalating onslaught of online hate.

  3. Cooperation or Crisis
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    Cooperation or Crisis

    Oct 11, 2023 Ngaire Woods reflects on the challenges and upheavals that facilitated the establishment of today’s global order.

  4. Why the First Hundred Days in Office Matter
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    Why the First Hundred Days in Office Matter

    Aug 28, 2023 Ngaire Woods outlines steps newly elected politicians can take to turn their promises into tangible achievements.

  5. Making International Summits Work
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    Making International Summits Work

    Jun 26, 2023 Ngaire Woods highlights several key principles for facilitating successful multilateral negotiations.

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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.

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