Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of the Joker has disturbed many critics who have cited it as glorifying violence and misrepresenting people living with severe mental health issues; they’re wrong. Joker, the film that reveals the backstory… [Read more]
Health, Labour & Social Policy
Presents a contemporary examination of social intervention, labour dynamics and health concerns, embracing both country-specific and broader insights into these areas.
Why Fathers Care so Little: Barriers to Gender Equality in Germany
Although relationship ideals have changed in recent decades, gender equality is still not a reality in Germany. The author Moritz Hahn’s case study of working fathers in a German management consultancy shows that these men… [Read more]
Ethical Data and Iranian Liver Transplants: The 2019 World Health Summit
The World Health Summit is an annual global health policy conference that was held this year in Berlin on October 27-29. Addressing a global theme of “The Impact of Climate Change on Health”, the Summit… [Read more]
Fixing the net: Identifying victims of abuse before it’s too late
Governance Post Editor Babatunde Williams looks at the macro and micro failures of protecting victims of domestic abuse in the UK and points to evidence that taking reporting seriously, increasing training, and removing hurdles to… [Read more]
Fighting Poverty: Interview with Pakistani Politician and former chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme, Marvi Memon
From 2015 to 2018, Ms. Marvi Memon served as the chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Pakistan’s largest social safety net established in 2008 under the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government. As a… [Read more]
Is Intersectionality the Future of Policymaking?
Having more than one aspect to your identity, means that you can be discriminated in more than one way at the same time. That’s what Intersectional theory seeks to tackle. At the recent Cracking the… [Read more]
Human rights violations at the workplace aren’t gender blind. So why are regulators?
Women tend to disproportionately fall victim to exploitative and dangerous work conditions but regulatory attempts to hold businesses accountable for such abuses neglect to properly account for their different experiences. Pernilla Söderberg explains how the… [Read more]
The curse of long leaves and cash transfers: How Austrian family policy is (still) missing the point
When it comes to families, the primary caregiver model still dominates policy in Austria. A comprehensive review of in-cash, in-time and in-kind benefits is urgently needed to raise women’s labour market participation, argues Alisa Trojansky.… [Read more]
The Sweden Democrats’ vision for the future – the return to an imagined past
Populism is on the rise. In Sweden, the right-wing populist party the Sweden Democrats (SD) has grown from a relatively small and unknown political party to the country’s third largest in only 10 years. In… [Read more]
Here is what people don’t get about China’s social credit system
China’s plans for a social credit score are much talked about and widely misunderstood. Zoë Frisvold attended the Governance Post hosted event “Reward and Punishment: Inside China’s Social Credit System” and learned three reasons why we… [Read more]