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The GPI draws on both a rich pool of international thinkers, academics, and professionals from diverse backgrounds, including international affairs, banking and finance, industry, technology and science, media and international organisations. What we all have in common is a strong belief that new and fresh ideas are needed for a rapidly changing world, and a shared dedication to devising innovative yet practical policy solutions to that can make a real difference.

Your choice: Brexit or the Union

It is high time Brexiteers admitted they must either choose Brexit, or the preservation of the UK, but they cannot have both, says John Stevens. There is a spectre haunting Brexit: the spectre of the break-up of the United Kingdom....
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Book launch: The Routledge Companion to Reward Management

A distinguished group of people representing academia and the business community gathered in central London on June 18th, 2019 to mark the launch of a new book: The Routledge Companion to Reward Management. Its editor, GPI Senior Research Fellow Professor...
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The Challenge of Plebiscitary Leadership to Representative Democracy

In this paper (given at a GPI seminar “The Challenge of Populism to Representative and Federal Democracy”, 18 July 2019) I make three main arguments. On Populism I tend to the analysis put forward by Isaiah Berlin, among others, which...
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Max Weber and federal democracy

This paper draws attention to Max Weber’s commitment to federal democracy in a series of newspaper articles in 1917, which he wrote in the face of Germany’s military dictatorship.  He argued for the division of executive, administrative and political functions...
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Brexit: The Constitutional Problem

There is a great deal of misleading discussion across the media and, indeed by MPs and government ministers, about the constitutional failure of the government and of parliament. The May-led government has undoubtedly made catastrophic misjudgements in its desire to...
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Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: The Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar in Europe

The Muslim Brotherhood movement is not only the oldest but also the largest and potentially the most dangerous Islamist movement in the world. While states like Turkey and Qatar have long supported the Brotherhood, in recent years, and especially since...
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PARLIAMENTARY CONTROL OF BREXIT IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE

A frequent criticism of the Prime Minister is that she prematurely triggered the Article 50 negotiations in March 2017 and did so without a realistic plan for their conduct. If she had waited longer and planned better, her critics contend,...
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The deep roots of the trust crisis

Sigmund Freud, the public affairs industry, and the internet may all have played a part, write Isabelle Stanley and Rod Dowler. We all depend in our social, business, financial, and political affairs, on a shared currency of trust. But we...
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BREXIT: WILL PARLIAMENT DECIDE IN FEBRUARY WHAT IT FAILED TO DECIDE IN JANUARY?

Four conclusions emerge from the series of votes on Brexit in the House of Commons this week (29th January): • First, this government is so paralysed by internal division that it is incapable of pursuing any coherent policy in the negotiations....
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Brexit: The critical concerns

There are three major concerns with regard to Brexit for the UK: the internal UK economic and political damage caused by Brexit; the geo-political damage done to and by the UK in leaving the EU at a time of intensifying...
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Latest Annual CIPD Reward Management Survey Released

The fifteenth annual CIPD Reward Management Survey, researched and written by Liz Marriott and Professor Stephen J. Perkins, Senior Fellow at the Global Policy Institute, has just recently been released. The report sets out the findings of the survey, exploring...
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Latest Volume by Professor Stephen Perkins published by Routledge

Professor Stephen Perkins’ latest volume (ed.) ‘The Routledge Companion to Reward Management’ was just published by Routledge. The Routledge Companion to Reward Management provides a prestige reference work and a state-of-the-art compilation, mapping out contemporary developments and debates on rewarding...
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HARD BREXIT: PASSPORT TO NOWHERE FOR BRITISH SERVICES

Passporting is a fundamental way in which the EU does business. It defines an important set of benefits open to members of the EU, and passporting rights are not generally made available to 3rd party states. The UK will become a...
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BREXIT: THE POLITICAL DECLARATION

The issues relating to the status of Northern Ireland after Brexit, and in particular the Irish “backstop,” have not yet been resolved. The major political and administrative challenges confronting the Brexit negotiators in this area are however relatively clear. Assuming...
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Conservatives against Brexit

The time has come for those of a Conservative disposition who believe that leaving the European Union should be stopped to state their case. Significantly this is primarily on the same ground as many Conservative Brexiteers: the preservation of the...
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