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Issues in Brief, is a series of policy briefs that began in 2008 by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

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  • The Minamata Convention and the future of mercury abatement 

    Selin, Henrik (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2013-10)
    Pardee Faculty Fellow Henrik Selin examines the new Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global agreement intended to “protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury ...
  • Perceptions of climate change: the role of art and the media 

    Muñoz, Miquel; Sommer, Bernd (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2011-02)
    The public perception of climate change is strongly influenced by what people read and see in the popular press and, increasingly, in the work of artists. Based largely on discussions that occurred at an October 2010 ...
  • Religion, social movements, and zone of crisis in Latin America 

    Junge, Benjamin; Rubin, Jeffrey; Smilde, David (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2012-11)
    Based on the outcomes of a three-year project led by Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), this Issues in Brief explores the connections between religion and social movements in Latin ...
  • Free trade and inclusive development: lessons from the Indian experience 

    Nabar-Bhaduri, Suranjana (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2012-04)
    Can trade liberalization result in long-term economic growth for developing countries? In this Issues in Brief, Pardee Center Post-doctoral Fellow Suranjana Nabar-Bhaduri argues that the experiences of Latin America and, ...
  • Smallholder challenges in the growing palm oil industry 

    Wissler, Laurie (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2015-05)
    2014 Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow Laurie Wissler explores the challenges faced by smallholder palm oil farmers, particularly in Southeast Asia. Smallholders operating less than 50 hectares of land produce about one-third ...
  • The IMF's new view on financial globalization: a critical assessment 

    Gallagher, Kevin (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2012-12)
    In December 2012, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a new “institutional view” on capital account liberalization and the management of capital flows between countries. In this Issues in Brief, Kevin P. Gallagher, ...
  • Conspicuously absent: shipping emissions in climate change policy 

    Cowing, Rebecca (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2017-03)
    The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement relies on state actors to meet self-determined greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets by self-determined means. In this Issues in Brief, Rebecca Cowing explores the unique emissions ...
  • Water resources development: engineering the future of global health 

    Gergel, Diana (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2013-03)
    Pardee 2012 Summer Graduate Fellow Diana R. Gergel argues that not enough attention is paid to the public health challenge of various water-borne diseases and their relationship to the engineering design of dams in developing ...
  • Global financial reform and trade rules: the need for reconciliation 

    Gallagher, Kevin; Stanley, Leonardo (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2012-09)
    In the wake of the global financial crisis, many economists and policymakers are advocating the use of regulations to control the cross-border flows of capital. However, such capital account regulations (known as CARs) ...
  • Beyond the resource curse: minerals and global development 

    Ali, Saleem (Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, 2010-01)
    This policy brief discusses the concept of the “resource curse” and the often-assumed connection between a country’s significant mineral wealth and violence and corruption. The paper argues that developing countries with ...

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