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Growth, trade, integration and policy space
Author: Duncan Green
Date:03 April 2008

A review of the impact of bilateral, regional and global trade and investment agreements is urgently required to begin to tackle the current inequities in the current global trading system against some developing economies, says Duncan Green, head of research at Oxfam GB, in his paper commissioned for the Progressive Governance conference.

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Migration policies and the Millennium Development Goals
Author: Ronald Skeldon
Date:03 April 2008

Responsive immigration policies and data that can be used to map out present and projected migration are crucial for achieving the global aims of the Millennium Development Goals, says Ronald Skeldon, a professorial fellow at the University of Sussex, in his paper for the Progressive Governance conference.

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Poverty and development: lessons from Argentina
Author: Bernardo Kliksberg
Date:03 April 2008

The development of Argentina in the past decade offers important lessons for other developing economies in Latin America and more widely, for combating poverty and inequality, says Bernardo Kliksberg, honorary professor of the University of Buenos Aires in his paper for the Progressive Governance conference. 

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Addressing poverty in a globalised economy
Author: Jody Heymann and Magda Barrera
Date:03 April 2008

All trade agreements should include an enforceable clause that countries will fulfil their own labour laws and abide by international agreements, say Jody Heymann and Magda Barrera of McGill University, in their paper on addressing poverty in a globalised economy, commissioned for the Progressive Governance conference.

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Progressive governance 2008: the path to a global progressive consensus
Author: Roger Liddle
Date:03 April 2008

The challenges of the global age demand the forging of a new global progressive consensus between countries of the developed and developing world, says Roger Liddle, vice chair of Policy Network in his paper for the Progressive Governance conference.

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Global challenges: accountability and effectiveness
Author: David Held
Date:02 April 2008

The complex nature of today’s globalisation requires a reinforcement of international law and the multilateral institutions and a change of direction in the governance of the world economy, David Held, co-director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE, in his paper for the Progressive Governance Conference.

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From intervention to cooperation: reforming the IMF and World Bank
Author: Ngaire Woods
Date:02 April 2008

The IMF and World Bank must globalize their governance and move from a stance of intervention to cooperation to meet the challenges of the global age, says Ngaire Wood, director of the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford University, in her paper for the Progressive Governance conference.

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Climate change negotiations reconsidered
Author: Scott Barrett
Date:31 March 2008

The global efforts to address climate change contained in the Kyoto Protocol and Bali Roadmap have failed, and only a technologicl revolution offers the chance to stabilise carbon emissions at levels low enough to prevent a dangerous escalation in global mean temperatures.

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Climate change versus development: trade-offs and synergies
Author: Rob Swart
Date:31 March 2008

Climate change response strategies are likely to be more successful if they are embedded in the pursuance of broader sustainable development initiatives, and vice versa, says Rob Swart, coordinator of the international climate change adaptation research at Wageningen University and Research Centre (Alterra), in his paper for the Progressive Governance Conference.

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Progressive Politics Vol 4.2
Author: Thabo Mbeki
Date:01 July 2005

This edition of Progressive Politics has been produced to coincide with the regional Progressive Governance Conference hosted by President Thabo Mbeki in Johannesburg. The conference falls at an opportune moment, several months after the publication of the Africa Commission’s report, and a few short weeks after the G8 Summit in Gleneagles.

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