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Simply Tolstoy

December 1, 2016

In Simply Tolstoy, Professor Donna Tussing Orwin traces the author’s profound journey of discovery and explains how he mined his tumultuous inner life to create his great works.

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Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the Rise of Competitive Politics

September 23, 2016

By Lucan Way Why do some countries that lack preconditions for democracy nevertheless see the rise of democratic political competition? Pluralism by Default explores the sources of political contestation in the former Soviet Union and beyond. Lucan Way, a leading authority on democratization, proposes...

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China’s G20 Leadership

June 22, 2016

By John J. Kirton Kirton offers a comprehensive, systematic examination of China’s G20 approach, diplomacy and influence since the G20’s start as a forum for finance ministers and central bankers in 1999. This comprehensive reference tool works its way through...

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Justice in Conflict: The effects of the international criminal court’s interventions on ending wars and building peace

April 14, 2016

What happens when the international community simultaneously pursues peace and justice in response to ongoing conflicts? What are the effects of interventions by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the wars in which the institution intervenes?

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GROWING URBAN ECONOMIES: INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, AND GOVERNANCE IN CANADIAN CITY-REGIONS

March 1, 2016

Edited by David A. Wolfe and Meric S. Gertler Even in a globalizing, knowledge-based economy, cities remain engines of growth, innovation, and diversity. Increasingly, they are also active participants in the creation of the social and political conditions necessary to...

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Uncanny Encounters: Literature, Psychoanalysis, and the End of Alterity

February 1, 2016

By John Zilcosky Around 1900, when the last blank spaces on their maps were filled, Europeans traveled to far-flung places hoping to find the spectacularly foreign. They discovered instead what Freud called, several years later, the uncannily familiar: disturbing reflections...

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Taxation, Responsiveness and Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa: The dynamics of tax bargaining

September 19, 2015

By Wilson Prichard It is increasingly argued that bargaining between citizens and governments over tax collection can provide a foundation for the development of responsive and accountable governance in developing countries. However, while intuitively attractive, surprisingly little research has captured...

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The Global Governance of Climate Change: G7, G20 and UN Leadership

August 27, 2015

By John Kirton and Ella Kokotsis Failed efforts, centred in the United Nations, to allocate responsibility for climate change have resulted in a challenge now reaching crisis stage. Kirton and Kokotsis analyze the generation and effectiveness of four decades of intergovernmental...

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The G8-G20 Relationship in Global Governance

August 27, 2015

Edited by Marina Larionova and John Kirton How have the G8 and G20 summits performed since the G20 leaders began meeting in 2008? What has been the division of labour during their coexistence, and their comparative strengths and limitations? How...

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After the Paris Attacks: Responses around the globe

August 21, 2015

The violent attacks on journalists at Charlie Hebdo and shoppers in a Jewish supermarket in Paris in January 2015 left seventeen dead and shocked the world. After the Paris Attacks brings together leading scholars and journalists to respond to this tragedy and to debate how we can reach a safer and saner future.

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