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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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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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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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