Research News

17 January 2019

La protection des investissements en temps de violence: l’apport...

En temps de conflit armé et de troubles internes, le droit international des investissements, qui apparaît comme le régime «spécial» gouvernant la protection des investissements, se voit disputer sa réglementation...

16 January 2019

Achieving Coherence in International Investment Law: A Continuous...

Debates are underway internationally on reforming the international investment protection regime. Among the concerns that have been identified as meriting reform, is the lack of coherence in how judicial...

14 January 2019

Securitisation in European Union’s Energy Policy

Has the European Commission become an agent of collective securitisation in EU energy policy? Stephanie Hofmann, Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the Graduate Institute, and...

07 January 2019

Romanian Nation-Building and American Foreign Assistance (1917–1940)

In her recent PhD thesis, Doina Anca Cretu looks at the case of American humanitarianism and philanthropy in Romania to broadly explore the reception of international aid diffusion in Central and Eastern...

13 December 2018

Research Handbook on Global Health Law

The effect of globalisation on health has attracted the attention of scholars and policymakers across multiple disciplines. But it is the first time that a research handbook (Edward Elgar) presents a comprehensive...

13 December 2018

Approaching Difference, Inequality and Intimacy in Tourism

Based on ethnography of touristic encounters in Cuba, this article by Valerio Simoni (in Journal of Anthropological Research) reflects on competing approaches to difference, inequality and intimacy in...

13 December 2018

Decongesting African Cities: Rural and Urban Development Must...

Experts agree: one of the main challenges facing the African continent today is its rapid urbanisation. Yet, strangely enough, local authorities seem ill-equipped to deal with many aspects of development...

13 December 2018

Is the Transition Over?

“Transition” has become a convenient trope or “buzzword” expressing both uncertainty and hope. It means not only the passage from one place or state or set of circumstances to another but also a sense...

11 December 2018

Imperial and Transnational Developmentalisms in the Middle East

In “Imperial and Transnational Developmentalisms: Middle Eastern Interplays, 1880s–1960s”, his contribution to the newly released anthology The Development Century: A Global History (Cambridge University...

11 December 2018

The Relationship between Immigration and the Welfare State

Why do some countries have more selective labour immigration policies than others? Melanie Kolbe, Assistant Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the Graduate Institute, and Elif...