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THE HISTORY OF CANADA SERIES: TROUBLE ON MAIN STREET

May 20, 2014

Historian Julie F. Gilmour traces the impact of the events surrounding the 1907 Vancouver riot on the life and work of future prime minister W.L. Mackenzie King, and on Canada’s relationships with Britain, the United States, China, Japan, and India.

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Innovating for the Global South

March 19, 2014

Innovating for the Global South offers fresh solutions for reducing poverty in the developing world. Highlighting the multidisciplinary expertise of the University of Toronto’s Global Innovation Group, leading experts from the fields of engineering, medicine, management, and global public policy examine the causes and consequences of endemic poverty and the challenges of mitigating its effects from the perspective of the world’s poorest of the poor.

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The Third Globalization: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich in the Twenty-First Century?

July 15, 2013

In The Third Globalization, eminent political economists Dan Breznitz and John Zysman gather some of the discipline’s leading scholars to assess the prospects for growth and prosperity among advanced industrial nations.

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Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace

May 31, 2013

In Black Code, Professor Deibert, a leading expert on digital technology, security, and human rights, lifts the lid on cyberspace and shows what’s at stake for Internet users and citizens. Drawing on the first-hand experiences of one of the most important protagonists in the battle — the Citizen Lab and its global network of frontline researchers, who have spent more than a decade cracking cyber espionage rings and uncovering attacks on citizens and NGOs worldwide — Black Code takes readers on a fascinating journey into the battle for cyberspace.

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The Third Globalization: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich in the Twenty-First Century?

March 13, 2013

Edited by Dan Breznitz and John Zysman Given the powerfully negative and ongoing impact of the Great Recession on western economies, the question of whether historically wealthy nations – the US, Western European countries, Japan – can stay wealthy has...

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A Profile of the Steel Industry

November 29, 2012

Peter Warrian’s new book examines the history of the steel industry, presenting it as one of the pillars of North American development in the twentieth century. It focuses on why a rejuvenated steel industry is critical to the economic health of both the United States and Canada. A rationale is offered for the re-emergence of the steel industry in particular, and manufacturing in general, as a vital force in the North American economy of the new millennium.

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Founding a Balkan State: Albania’s Experiment with Democracy, 1920-1925

September 27, 2012

Founding a Balkan State examines the pivotal period in Albanian history when the country’s fundamental goals and directions were most hotly contested. Austin shrewdly demonstrates how the missed opportunities of Albania’s political transition affected the course of Balkan history for decades to come.

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Gandharan Buddhist Reliquaries – A New Book by David Jongeward

September 19, 2012

This volume combines art history, Buddhist history, ancient Indian history, archaeology, epigraphy and linguistics to clarify the significance of Gandharan reliquaries.

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Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China

September 5, 2012

Lynette H. Ong examines the bias in RCC lending patterns, focusing on why the mobilization of rural savings has contributed to successful industrial development in some locales but not in others.

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Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights

August 31, 2012

Why are some international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) more politically salient than others, and why are some NGOs better able to influence the norms of human rights? Internal Affairs shows how the organizational structures of human rights NGOs and their campaigns determine their influence on policy.

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