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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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Illustration of the Eiffel Tower as part of the cover art for the After the Paris Attacks book.

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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University Technology Transfer: The globalization of academic innovation

August 20, 2015

By examining different commercialization models, this book analyses technology transfer at universities as part of a national and regional system.

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Illustration of a narrow highway, flanked by hills. Highway sign on the right side reads "Exit 98: Nudgeville, 1 mile".

The Last Mile: Creating social and economic value from behavioral insights

August 7, 2015

By Dilip Soman Most organizations spend much of their effort on the start of the value creation process: namely, creating a strategy, developing new products or services, and analyzing the market. They pay a lot less attention to the end:...

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New Anthology: The Autobiographical Turn in Germanophone Documentary and Experimental Film

June 29, 2015

Read more about the new anthology co-edited by Prof. Angelica Fenner.

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Front cover of "Sterilized by the State" by Randall Hansen and Desmond King

Sterilized by the State: Eugenics, Race, and the Population Scare in 20th Century North America

April 29, 2015

This book is the first comprehensive analysis of eugenics in North America focused on the second half of the twentieth century. Based on new research, Randall Hansen and Desmond King show why eugenic sterilization policies persisted after the 1940s in the United States and Canada.

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Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health

April 23, 2015

Edited by Richard M. Bird and Enid Slack Is Your City Healthy asks: what are the elements of fiscal health, how do we measure it, and why is it important? Eight experts in the field look at the range of...

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Innovating in Urban Economies

July 30, 2014

ISRN Volume Series book launch on the social dynamicxs of innovation, creativity and civic governance in Canadian cities, including “Innovating in Urban Economies” edited by Professor David Wolfe.

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Disobeying Hitler: German resistance after Valkyrie

July 28, 2014

By Randall Hansen On July 20, 1944, Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was executed in the courtyard of the Third Reich’s military headquarters in Berlin for attempting to assassinate Adolf Hitler. A member of the unsuccessful plot to overthrow...

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The Fountain of Knowledge: The Role of Universities in Economic Development

July 21, 2014

Today, universities around the world find themselves going beyond the traditional roles of research and teaching to drive the development of local economies through collaborations with industry. At a time when regions with universities are seeking best practices among their peers, Shiri M. Breznitz argues against the notion that one university’s successful technology transfer model can be easily transported to another.

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