Latest Research: Books


Early Years Policy Innovations Across Canada: A Success?

August 2, 2022

Chapter by Linda White & Adrienne Davidson Introduction The Canadian welfare state was largely built on male-breadwinner/female caregiver norms regarding employment policy, and morally regulative ‘cause of need’ rather than ‘fact of need’ social policy provision that discriminated against particular...

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The Street and the Ballot Box

Lynette Ong’s new book: The Street and the Ballot Box

February 17, 2022

Lynette Ong’s new book, The Street and the Ballot Box, published on January 29, examines the 2018 Malaysian election and a range of cases from other authoritarian regimes across Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. Ong explores a broad-based social movement that...

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Women, Power and Political Representation book

New book co-edited by Peter Loewen: Women, Power and Political Representation: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives

August 4, 2021

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Group Interests, Individual Attitudes

Group Interests, Individual Attitudes: How Group Memberships Shape Attitudes Towards the Welfare State

July 13, 2021

What drives support for or opposition to redistributive taxation and spending? Why is ethnic diversity associated with inequality and a lack of redistribution? Written by Michael Donnelly, this book argues that many individuals, recognizing that they live in a world...

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The Political Economy of the Abe Government and Abenomics Reforms

June 2, 2021

This recently-released collection examines the conditions that brought Abe Shinzo to power as Japan’s longest-ruling Prime Minister, and the strengths and weaknesses of his government. The book is co-edited by Phillip Lipscy, Chair in Japanese Politics and Global Affairs; Director,...

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Democracy and Nationalism in Southeast Asia From Secessionist Mobilization to Conflict Resolution

May 19, 2021

Jacques Bertrand offers a comparative historical analysis of five nationalist conflicts over several decades in Southeast Asia. Using a theoretical framework to explain variance over time and across cases, he challenges and refines existing debates on democracy’s impact and shows...

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Middle Class Shanghai: Reshaping US-China Engagement

May 13, 2021

In this new book from Munk School distinguished fellow Cheng Li, the author argues that American policymakers must not lose sight of the expansive dynamism and diversity in present-day China, and that the caricature of the PRC as a monolithic...

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The Political Economy of the Abe Government and Abenomics Reforms

April 6, 2021

This volume by Phillip Lipscy, edited by Takeo Hoshi, seeks to explain the political economy of the Abe government and the so-called ‘Abenomics’ economic policies. The Abe government represents a major turning point in postwar Japanese political economy. In 2019,...

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A Genealogy of Terrorism: Colonial Law and the Origins of an Idea

December 10, 2020

Using India as a case study, Joseph McQuade demonstrates how the modern concept of terrorism was shaped by colonial emergency laws dating back into the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Beginning with the ‘thugs’, ‘pirates’, and ‘fanatics’ of the nineteenth...

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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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