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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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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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