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Hyperconnectivity and governance

Professor Ian Goldin talks to Matthew Flatman of Pod Academy about the dilemmas our hyper-connected world faces. There are many benefits, but also many drawbacks, to our growing globalization and interconnectedness. How can we tackle these issues at a local, regional, national, and global level?

This podcast is courtesy of Pod Academy (Creative Commons License). An independent, not-for-profit platform for free podcasts on academic research, Pod Academy was set up by a group of academics, journalists and IT specialists and aims to inform public debate and uncover intriguing and challenging new ideas.

Professor Ian Goldin is the Director of the Oxford University’s Oxford Martin School, Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development and Professorial Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. From 2001 to 2006 he was at the World Bank, first as Director of Policy and then as Vice President. He has published over fifty articles and fifteen books, including Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it.

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