Countries attempting to improve women's position in relation to that of men have started using a Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) to examine policies' potential effects. But social and cultural barriers to gender justice and the politicisation of gender mainstreaming challenge its successful implementation, writes Gaia Taffoni Read more
When some companies lobby for ambitious environmental policy and others against it, the larger ones usually win. New regulations for cleaner shipping in the Arctic and Baltic Sea show, however, that David can beat Goliath. Benjamin Hofmann explains how small green businesses can prevail in international environmental negotiations Read more
In late March, the Future of Life Institute released an open letter calling for the pausing advanced AI experiments. Specifically, it wanted to pause 'the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4'. But isnโt that throwing the baby out with the bathwater? Lukasz Wordliczek argues that a viable solution to all the AI hype is to create a genuinely global regulatory regime Read more
Lobbying regulation is an area where political scientists can help strengthen democracy. We usually analyse the effects of existing regulations, and see why, where, and how they are implemented. But Alberto Bitonti argues we can do much more, helping regulators fix loopholes and understand what they really should aim for Read more
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