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Ngaire Woods

Ngaire Woods

Writing for PS since 2013
57 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

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

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  1. The IMF Chose the Right Leader the Wrong Way
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    The IMF Chose the Right Leader the Wrong Way

    Apr 25, 2024 Ngaire Woods thinks the Fund’s process for selecting its managing director is woefully out of step with today’s world.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

    John Andrews

    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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