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Why the smallest states fail to secure special treatment in global trade politics

There are four reasons why Small Island Developing States and Small Vulnerable Economies fail to secure special and differential treatment (SDT) and Preferences as global norms In Part One of this blog I argued that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Small Vulnerable Economies (SVEs) are not present in the academic debates on small states and international norms. I also … Continue reading

22 June 2018 by
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Missing: the smallest states are absent in international political economy analysis

Small Island Developing States and Small Vulnerable Economies are not present in the academic literature on international norms. A new two-part blog will consider why. Broadly speaking, small states have made significant contributions to global norms in international relations, meaning, they have contributed to establishing standards of expected behaviors for countries to adopt. However, except for a few scholars looking at … Continue reading

1 June 2018 by
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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: the biggest international organization you’ve never heard of

Rick Rowden

The West has paid little attention to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This is set to change as it becomes increasingly influential in global geopolitics Think of international organizations and groups like the UN, World Bank and the IMF might come to mind. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) likely doesn’t make most people’s lists. The SCO is probably the biggest international … Continue reading

4 September 2017 by
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Tim Sinclair joins SPERI as a Visiting Fellow

We’re happy to announce that Professor Tim Sinclair has joined the SPERI team as a Visiting Fellow until May 2014. Tim is an Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick. He is also a visiting faculty member at Kyung Hee University in Suwon, Korea (near Seoul). His research focuses on puzzles in the politics of global finance, … Continue reading

7 November 2013 by
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