March 2019
Research Bulletin
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Financing of Global Health Partnerships
health
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Feeding the World in Times of Climate Change
environment
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Quantitative Easing in the Euro Area
finance
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Human Rights Obligations for Non-State Actors
humanitarian
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The Limits of Skill-Selective Migration Policies
migration
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Black Activism and Women’s Rights in Bermuda
gender
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Baseball Arbitration to Resolve Int. Law Disputes
governance
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Francophone Literature and Development Studies
democracy
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Indian Seafarers in the Empire's Wars
conflict
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Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work
trade
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Doing and Mediating Critique
culture
Outputs
Global Health
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ARTICLE

The Power of the Public Purse: Financing of Global Health Partnerships and Agenda Setting for Sustainability

Public–private partnerships (PPPs) have advanced collaboration on core issues such as health, clean energy, the rights of women and children, and access to infrastructure. Which actors create and finance PPPs in global governance to advance those objectives? What are the implications of the agency behind such collaboration? Liliana Andonova probes this debate in her contribution to the Chinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment (vol. 16, no. 3, Oct. 2018).
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Environment and Natural Resource
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ARTICLE

International Law and Feeding the World in Times of Climate Change

This paper by Anne Saab for Transnational Legal Theory (published online Dec. 2018) explores the role that international law plays in constructing a neoliberal narrative of hunger and a food sovereignty narrative of hunger in the context of climate change.
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EDITED BOOK CHAPTER

Transferring Technologies

Using a polycentric approach, this chapter by Liliana Andonova, Paula Castro and Kathryn Chelminski focuses on the governance of transferring clean energy technologies to developing countries, covering the technologies, services and processes that reduce energy consumption and enable a transition to a low-carbon economy (in Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action?, ed. Andrew Jordan et al., Cambridge University Press, 2018).
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WORKING PAPER

Do Financing Constraints Matter for the Direction of Technical Change in Energy R&D?

In this CIES Research Paper (no 58, Dec. 2018), Joëlle Noailly and Roger Smeets provide some novel empirical evidence on the impacts of financing constraints on innovation in renewable and fossil-fuel technologies.
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CHAPITRE D’OUVRAGE COLLECTIF

La distribution de la charge de protéger l'environnement: expressions juridiques de la solidarité

Dans sa contribution à Face à l'irresponsabilité: la dynamique de la solidarité (dir. Alain Supiot, Collège de France, 2018), Jorge Viñuales cartographie les niveaux de solidarité distributive dans le cadre de la protection juridique de l’environnement pour analyser certaines techniques tirées de divers corps juridiques, notamment en ce qui concerne les activités de l’entreprise multinationale.
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Finance and Development
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WORKING PAPER

Quantitative Easing in the Euro Area and SMEs’ Access to Finance: Who Benefits the Most?

This working paper by PhD Candidate Anne Kathrin Funk (no. HEIDWP-02-2019) analyses the impact of the ECB’s Public Sector Purchase Programme on the access to finance of small- and medium-sized enterprises, using firm-level data of the Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises and a fixed effects model.
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RESEARCH REPORT

SCBF Housing Micfrofinance Results Study: Cambodia and El Salvador

Based on a series of staff interviews and client household surveys implemented in Cambodia and El Salvador between January and April 2018, this report by Andres Torrico Ramirez, Christophe Gironde and Abel Gelman focuses on two interventions aimed at assisting institutions to expand housing microfinance products for low-income households (Graduate Institute and Swiss Capacity Building Facility, 2018).
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Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Action
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BOOK CHAPTER

Human Rights Obligations for Non-State Actors: Where Are We Now?

Like all the contributions of this Liber Amicorum (Doing Peace the Rights Way: Essays in International Law and Relations in Honour of Louise Arbour, ed. F. Lafontaine and F. Larocque, Intersentia, 2019), the book chapter by Andrew Clapham deals with the interaction between justice and peace, between human rights and conflict, and between law and politics, in the international sphere or domestic context.
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Migration and Refugees
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ARTICLE

The Limits of Skill-Selective Migration Policies: Welfare States and the Commodification of Labour Immigrants

Why do some countries have more selective labour immigration policies than others? Melanie Kolbe and Elif Naz Kayran tackle this issue by developing an original measure of skill selectivity in labour immigration policies for industrialised democracies between 2000 and 2010 (in Journal of European Social Policy, Feb. 2019).
Interview with Professor Kolbe ❯

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Gender
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Discrimination in Any Shape or Form: Black Activism and Women’s Rights in
Interwar Bermuda

The 1930s and 40s saw a spike in antiracist and women’s rights activism in Bermuda. Nicole Bourbonnais explores the alliance and break-up between the white-dominated Bermuda Woman’s Suffrage Society (BWSS) and the Afro-Bermudian Recorder newspaper (in the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, no. 12, Dec. 2018).
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SPECIAL ISSUE and ARTICLES

Gender Experts and Gender Expertise

The rise of gender expertise and gender experts as a new profession is a significant and controversial phenomenon of contemporary feminist politics, which is explored by the European Journal of Politics and Gender in its latest special issue (vol. 2, no. 1, Feb. 2019), coedited and introduced by Elisabeth Prügl and Rahel Kunz. It also includes an article by the editors and Hayley Thompson on “Gender Expertise in Global Governance: Contesting the Boundaries of a Field” and an article by Lucy Ferguson, research associate at the Gender Centre, on “Exploring Privilege through Feminist Gender Training”.

Interview with Professor Prügl ❯

CASE STUDIES AND INFOGRAPHICS

Women in Peace and Transition Processes

In the last two months, IPTI has published

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Governance
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ARTICLE

Baseball Arbitration to Resolve International Law Disputes: Hit or Miss?

This article by Joost Pauwelyn (in Florida Tax Review, vol. 22, no. 1, 2018) assesses a concrete proposal that may address some of the current backlash against international courts and tribunals: baseball arbitration, also known as final offer arbitration (FOA), where disputing parties each offer an answer to the dispute (their “final offer”) and the adjudicator’s task is strictly limited to picking one or the other answer (“hit or miss”).
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ARTICLE

Exit from International Tribunals

This commentary by Joost Pauwelyn and Rebecca Hamilton provide a comprehensive overview of the attempts that states have made to exit international tribunals over the past decade. In a time of growing populism, it is easy, but also simplistic, to lay all the blame for tribunal exit at the feet of parochial national leaders (in Journal of International Dispute Settlement, vol. 9, no. 4, Dec. 2018).
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EDITED VOLUME

Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance

This new volume published by Palgrave Macmillan addresses issues of resistance, steadfastness and mobilisation against settler colonialism and repression in Palestine. Alaa Tartir, affiliated with CCDP and ANSO, is its coeditor with Timothy Seidel, from Eastern Mennonite University.
Interview ❯

YEARBOOK

Justitia et pace

The 2017 Yearbook of the Institute of International Law (Session of Yderabad, vol. 78, Pedone, 2018) is coedited by Marcelo Kohen and Iris van der Heijden.
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Democracy and Civil Society
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BOOK CHAPTER

Social Change and Democratic Forms: Revisiting the Contribution of the Francophone Literature on Development Studies
Adopting a long-term perspective, Christine Lutringer, executive director of the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy, analyses how reflections on democracy and social change are framed by Francophone scholars (in Building Development Studies for the New Millennium, Palgrave, 2019).
Interview ❯

ARTICLE

Civil Society Inclusion in Peacebuilding: Who, How, and So What?

Drawing on a consultation with over 170 local and international peacebuilding practitioners and academics, Jenny Aulin, Civil Society Programme Manager at IPTI, explains that how people self-organise, claim access and hold powerful actors to account is integral to any peace process (Accord series, no. 28, March 2019).
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Conflict, Dispute Settlement and Peacebuilding
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BOOK CHAPTER

Indian Seafarers in the Empire's Wars: World Wars I and II

This contribution by Gopalan Balachandran (in Allied Seafarers in the Second World War, ed. Bjørn Tore Rosendahl, Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2018) examines the Indian seafarers’ history through both world wars and by combining micro and macroperspectives.
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ARTICLE

Urban Anti-politics and the Enigma of Revolt: Confinement, Segregation, and (the Lack of) Political Action in Contemporary Nicaragua

Drawing on longitudinal ethnographic research in Nicaragua, Dennis Rodgers explores the relationship between processes of urban segregation and political contestation (in Ethnos, vol. 84, no. 1, 2019).
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Trade and Economic Integration
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Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work

Dans son dernier livre (Orion Ed.), Richard Baldwin annonce un grand chambardement dans le secteur des services suite à la robotisation, la numérisation et la mondialisation. C’est désormais au tour des cols blancs de passer à la trappe…
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DISCUSSION PAPER

International Buyers’ Sourcing and Suppliers’ Markups in Bangladeshi Garments

Bangladesh is known for its fast-growing clothing industry. How do its firms trade with international buyers? How do these relationships impact the country’s development strategy? Those questions are at the core of a CEPR paper that Julia Cajal Grossi wrote with Rocco Macchiavello and Guillermo Noguera.
Interview with Professor Cajal Grossi ❯

BOOK CHAPTER

The World Trade Organization

In this chapter of Conceptual and Contextual Perspectives on the Modern Law of Treaties (ed. Michael Bowman and Dino Kritsiotis, Cambridge University Press, 2018), Joost Pauwelyn and Isabelle van Damme analyse the situation of the WTO from a legal perspective.
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EDITORIAL

Busier than Ever? A Data-Driven Assessment and Forecast of WTO Caseload

This editorial by Joost Pauwelyn and Weiwei Zhang, which was first published as a CTEI Working Paper (see the September 2018 Research Bulletin), now features in the Journal of International Economic Law (vol. 21, no. 3, Sept. 2018).
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Miscellaneous
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Doing and Mediating Critique: An Invitation to Practice Companionship

What does it mean to study security from a critical perspective? Jonathan Luke Austin, researcher at the CCDP, Rocco Bellanova and Mareile Kaufmann explore the question in their contribution to Security Dialogue (vol. 50, no. 1, Feb. 2019).  
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Agenda
Lectures and Seminars

 Thursday 7 March
 10:15 - 11:30
 Petal 2, Room S8

The Economic Consequences of Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump

An event of the Centre for Finance and Development with Vittorio Valli, Emeritus Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Turin. Registration ❯

 Thursday 7 March
 12:15 - 13:30
 Petal 1, Room 847

Effectiveness of Partnerships for Sustainability: a Comparative Analysis of Two Case Studies

CIES Lunch Seminar with Dario Piselli, PhD candidate International Law and CIES research assistant. Lunch is provided, so please register here ❯

 Thursday 7 March
 12:30 - 13:45
 Auditorium A1B

The Hidden Face of IT: Gendering the Human Workforce behind the Internet Revolution

Panel discussion organised by the Gender Centre in partnership with ILO and Ville de Genève, with Janine Berg, ILO, Christina Colclough, UNI Global Union, and Filipe Calvão. Registration ❯

 Thursday 7 March
 18:15 - 19:15
 Petal 2, Room S4

Digital Currencies and Central Banks

An event of the Centre for Finance and Development and the Bilateral Assistance and Capacity Building for Central Banks with Tommaso Mancini Griffoli, Deputy Division Chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the IMF. Registration ❯

 Friday 8 March
 14:15 - 15:45
 Petal 2, Room S4

Capitalism and Jurisdiction over Time: The Case of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction

International Law Colloquium with B.S. Chimni, Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes, France,and Former Professor of International Law, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

 Friday 8 March
 18:30 - 20:00
 Auditorium A1B

A Global South Perspective on International Law

An event organised by the International Law Dep. with B.S. Chimni, Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes, France and Former Professor of International Law, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Registration ❯

 Monday 11 March
 12:30 - 14:00
 Interpetal, Room S9

The Timeless Appeal of Technocracy in Global Governance

Global Governance Colloquium with Jens Steffek, Professor of Transnational Governance and Managing Director of the Institute for Political Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Registration ❯

 Monday 11 March
 12:30
 Petal 2, Room S6

Child Brides, Spousal Abuse and Estrangement in Watta Satta Arrangements

International Economics Department’s Brown Bag Lunch with Maria Kamran. For details please contact Xiaojing Zhou ❯

 Lundi 11 mars
 18:30 - 20:00
 Auditoire A2

La question du Sahara occidental

Table ronde avec Taufiq Ouanes, Eric David, Marco Sassoli et Marcelo Kohen. Plus d'info ❯

 Tuesday 12 March
 12.30 - 13.30
 Petal 2, Room S4

Vilfredo Pareto Research Seminar

Organised by the International Economics Department, with Alejandro Cuñat, University of Vienna. For details please contact Julia Cajal-Grossi  ❯

 Tuesday 12 March
 16:15 - 18:00
 Petal 2, Room S1

Global Social History: Class and Social Transformation in World History

International History Forum with Christof Dejung, Professor of History, University of Bern.

 Wednesday 13 March
 18:30 - 20:00
 Interpetal, Room S8

The Humanitarian Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Drivers and Impact

An event in the framework of the seminar “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” given by Professor Marcelo Kohen, with Ezekiel Lein, Head of Research and Analysis Section, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). More info ❯

 Monday 18 March
 12:15 - 14:15
 Auditorium A2

Political Decentralisation in Tunisia

CCDP Working Paper Launch with Research Associate Souhaïl Belhadj. Registration ❯

 Monday 18 March
 12:30
 Petal 2, Room S6

The Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Household's Fertility Choices in India

International Economics Department’s Brown Bag Lunch with Kritika Saxena. For details please contact Xiaojing Zhou ❯

 Monday 18 March
 18:15 - 19:30
 Auditorium A2

Reforming Global Economic Governance: An Unsettled Order

Book launch organised by the Centre for Finance and Development with Carlo Monticelli, Vice-Governor of Financial Strategy, Council of Europe Development Bank. Registration ❯

 Tuesday 19 March
 12:30 - 13:30
 Petal 1, Room 847

The American Women’s Hospital operations in the Near East from 1917 to the 1930s: A Glimpse at Early Humanitarian Organisations

Global Health Research Seminar with Davide Rodogno. As space is limited, please RSVP ❯

 Tuesday 19 March
 14:15 - 15:45
 Petal 2, Room S4

Vilfredo Pareto Research Seminar

Organised by the International Economics Department, with Sam Asher, World Bank. For more details please contact Julia Cajal-Grossi ❯

 Thursday 21 March
 12:15 - 13:30
 Petal 1, Room 847

Electrifying Nigeria: The Household-Level Impact of Access to Electricity on Consumption, Education and Employment

CIES Lunch Seminar with Enrico Nano, PhD Candidate in Development Economics. Lunch is provided, so please register here ❯

 Monday 25 March
 12:15 - 14:00
 Petal 1, Room 850

The Brussels Effect: How the EU Shapes the Global Markets through Its Rules

Global Governance Colloquium with Anu Bradford, Professor of Law and International Organisation, Columbia Law School.

 Monday 25 March
 12:30
 Petal 2, Room S6

Firm-to-Firm Exporter Dynamics: The Role of the Customer Base

International Economics Department’s Brown Bag Lunch with Davide Rigo. For details please contact Xiaojing Zhou ❯ 

 Monday 25 March
 12:30 - 14:00
 Auditorium A2

Renewable Energy in Africa

Lunch Briefing co-organised with IHEID Africa Summit and Green Growth Knowledge Plateform. More info ❯

 Tuesday 26 March
 12:30 - 13:30
 Auditorium A1A

Is Nationalism Contagious?

Lunch Briefing with Michael Goebel. Registration ❯ 

 Tuesday 26 March
 14:15 – 15:45
 Petal 2, Room S4

Vilfredo Pareto Research Seminar

Organised by the International Economics Department, with Jonathan de Quidt, IIES Stockholm. For more details please contact Julia Cajal-Grossi ❯ 

 Tuesday 26 March
 16:15 - 18:00
 Petal 2, Room S1

What Do We Know about Capital Flows? 150 Years of Data and Policy

International History Forum with Rui Esteves.

 Tuesday 26 March
 18:30 - 20:00
 Auditorium A2

Global Health Governance: The Power of Law

Panel discussion organised by the Global Health Centre with panelists Suerie Moon, Stefania Negri, Therese Murphy and Benn McGrady. Registration ❯

 Monday 1 April
 12:30
 Petal 2, Room S6

Policy Uncertainty and the Transition to Clean Technologies

International Economics Department’s Brown Bag Lunch with Laura Nowzohour. For details please contact Xiaojing Zhou ❯

 Tuesday 2 April
 12:15 - 13:30
 Petal 1, Room 847

Global Governance on Marine Plastics Pollution: The Process towards a New Legally Binding Agreement

CIES Lunch Seminar with Eirik Lingbeberg, Global Plastics Policy Manager at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Lunch is provided, so please register here ❯

 Tuesday 2 April
 12:30 – 13:30
 Petal 2, Room S4

Vilfredo Pareto Research Seminar

Organised by the International Economics Department, with Douglas Nelson, Tulane University. For more details please contact Julia Cajal-Grossi ❯ 

 Thursday 4 April
 12:30 - 13:45
 Petal 2, Room S4

Spreading Like Wildfire: Gendered Rumors in Conflict Cycles

Gender Seminar with Christelle Rigual, Post-doctoral Researcher and Research Coordinator at the Gender Centre. More info ❯

 Monday 8 April
 12:15 - 14:00
 Interpetal, Room S9

Global Governance Colloquium

With Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, Lecturer of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki.

 Monday 8 April
 12:30
 Petal 2, Room S6

Hit Them in the Wallet! An Analysis of the Indian Demonetisation as a Counterinsurgency Policy

International Economics Department’s Brown Bag Lunch with Nathalie Monnet. For details please contact Xiaojing Zhou ❯

 Tuesday 9 April
 12:30 - 13:30
 Petal 1, Room 847

The Uncounted: The Politics of Data in Global Health Finance

Global Health Research Seminar with Sara L.M. Davis, Senior Fellow-in-Residence, Global Health Centre and Department of Anthropology and Sociology. As space is limited, please RSVP ❯

 Tuesday 9 April
 14:15 - 15:45
 Petal 2, Room S4

Vilfredo Pareto Research Seminar

Organised by the International Economics Department, with Patrick Premand, World Bank /ETH. For more details please contact Julia Cajal-Grossi ❯

 Tuesday 9 April
 16:15 - 18:00
 Petal 2, Room S1

No Capitalism Please, We’re Historians: The Elusive Role of Profit in the History of Economic Life

International History Forum with Mary O’Sullivan, Professor of Economic History and Head of the Department of History, Economics and Society, University of Geneva.

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Grants

Syria-Related Humanitarian Banking Initiative

Erica Moret, Senior Researcher at the Global Governance Centre, has been awarded a 14-month research mandate titled “Compliance Dialogue for Syria-related Humanitarian Payments” by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs to advance mechanisms to promote the creation of viable, safe and transparent banking and payment channels in support of permissible international humanitarian activity within Syria.

Actions affirmatives et reconceptualisation de la race: les positionnements des mouvements noirs au Brésil

Le FNS a accordé une bourse Doc.CH de 216'524 CHF à Camille Giraut pour mener sa recherche doctorale sous la direction de Graziella Moraes Silva, du 1er juin 2019 au 31 août 2022.

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Visitors

8 April - 8 August

Coming from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – United Nations, Thierry Del Prado will be hosted at the Albert Hirschman Centre and work with Shalini Randeria on “The Causes of Populism and Threats to the Multilateral System”.

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