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Ron Deibert’s Reset

November 19, 2020

In the 2020 CBC Massey Lectures, bestselling author and renowned technology and security expert Ronald J. Deibert exposes the disturbing influence and impact of the internet on politics, the economy, the environment, and humanity. Digital technologies have given rise to...

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Information Technology and Military Power

June 25, 2020

Militaries with state-of-the-art information technology sometimes bog down in confusing conflicts. To understand why, it is important to understand the micro-foundations of military power in the information age, and this is exactly what Jon R. Lindsay’s Information Technology and Military Power gives...

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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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Remaking Policy: Scale, Pace, and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform

October 29, 2018

By Carolyn Hughes Tuohy One of the most persistent puzzles in comparative public policy concerns the conditions under which discontinuous policy change occurs. In Remaking Policy, Carolyn Hughes Tuohy advances an ambitious new approach to understanding the relationship between political context...

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Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development

June 15, 2018

Co-Authored By Wilson Prichard It has long been debated whether Africa’s lack of growth is best explained by the continent’s exploitation by the global system, or by internal failures of domestic political leadership, and taxation is no different. Some point...

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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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