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Policy Transformation in Canada: Is the Past Prologue?

April 11, 2019

Edited by CAROLYN HUGHES TUOHY, SOPHIE BORWEIN, PETER JOHN LOEWEN, AND ANDREW POTTER Canada’s centennial anniversary in 1967 coincided with a period of transformative public policymaking. This period saw the establishment of the modern welfare state, as well as significant...

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World Ordering – A Social Theory of Cognitive Evolution

April 11, 2019

by EMANUEL ADLER Drawing on evolutionary epistemology, process ontology, and a social-cognition approach, this book suggests cognitive evolution, an evolutionary-constructivist social and normative theory of change and stability of international social orders. It argues that practices and their background knowledge...

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Global Environmental Governance and the Accountability Trap

March 28, 2019

Edited by Susan Park and Teresa Kramarz An examination of whether accountability mechanisms in global environmental governance that focus on monitoring and enforcement necessarily lead to better governance and better environmental outcomes. The rapid development of global environmental governance has...

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Cross-Domain Deterrence

February 4, 2019

Edited by Erik Garzke and Jon R. Lindsay “These strong essays show that cyber, conventional weapons, and diplomacy can be employed in complex mixes. This deeper understanding of how things are likely to unfold should inform scholars, policy-makers, and anyone...

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How It Happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry

December 3, 2018

By Ernő Munkácsi A gripping first-hand account of the devastating “last chapter” of the Holocaust, written by a privileged eyewitness, the secretary of the Hungarian Judenrat, and a member of Budapest’s Jewish elite, How It Happened is a unique testament...

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The Authority Trap – Strategic Choices of International NGOs

November 30, 2017

By Sarah S. Stroup and Wendy H. Wong Not all international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) are created equal, Some have emerged as “leading INGOs” that command deference from various powerful audiences and are well-positioned to influence the practices of states, corporations,...

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Jihad and Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power

August 29, 2017

by Aisha Ahmad For two decades, militant jihadism has been one of the world’s most pressing security crises. In civil wars and insurgencies across the Muslim world, certain Islamist groups have taken advantage of the anarchy to establish political control...

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Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity

March 17, 2017

By Robert Vipond Half of Toronto’s population is born outside of Canada and over 140 languages are spoken on the city’s streets and in its homes. How to build community amidst such diversity is one of the global challenges that...

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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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