Latest Research: Articles, Papers, and Reports

Making Sense of Political Trials: Causes and Categories

January 1, 2008

Political trials have been common in history, and have taken place in both consolidated democracies that respect the rule of law as well as authoritarian regimes. As concentrated legal narratives and expressions of political activity, such trials are neither entirely pejorative nor positive.

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Refugees and Regional Dynamics of Peacebuilding

January 1, 2008

The establishment of the UN Peacebuilding Commission in 2005 is but one example of recent developments in the concept and practice of “peacebuilding.” While many of these developments have been encouraging, they share a common limitation: they are focused almost exclusively on activities within the country in question, with little or no attention paid to the regional nature of conflicts and the impact of these dynamics on peacebuilding.

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Munk Centre Monitor Fall 2007

November 13, 2007


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The Canadian Connection: An investigation of Syrian government and Hezbullah web hosting in Canada

November 7, 2007

A new report, entitled “The Canadian Connection: An investigation of Syrian government and Hezbullah web hosting in Canada,” continues Citizen Lab research.

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Comparative Program on Health and Society Lupina Foundation Working Papers Series 2006-2007

November 6, 2007

On November 9, 2001, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) produced a video for the Internet called “Coping with Bioterrorism — The Role of the Laboratorian.”

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Economic Recovery in the Commonwealth of Independent States: Oil, Reforms, Rebound – or All of the Above?

October 31, 2007

Transition countries in the European and Eurasian region all experienced a significant decline in output throughout the 1990s. While the extent of the decline is sometimes disputed because GDP measures used during the Soviet era cannot be compared with those of the market regime that followed, there is no doubt that all countries in
this region underwent a “transitional recession.”

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Intersubjectivity in Literary Narrative

October 6, 2007

The study you are holding in your hands right now strives to formulate a concept of intersubjectivity that issues from viewing the narrative as a communication situation. Its basis is the theory of dialogical capacity by Mikhail Bakhtin and Julia Kristeva, the concept of context and the foundation of the subject in Prague structuralism, and cognitive semantics.

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Water Diversion, Export, and Canada-U.S. Relations: A Brief History

August 25, 2007

The main conference paper, On the Table: Water, Energy and North American Integration, explores recent events relating to water export, including increasing water supply problems in the U.S. and Mexico, recent activities in Canada and the U.S. that promote the export of water from Canada, the myths of water abundance in Canada, the Security and Prosperity Partnership, and the water-energy nexus in a continental context.

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Revisiting Plessy and Brown: Why “Separate but Equal” Cannot Be Equal

June 19, 2007

The American legal system is one of the constitutional legal systems of the Western world. The American Constitution (the Constitution) includes a Bill of Rights, which protects certain fundamental human rights.

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Munk Centre Monitor Spring 2007

May 13, 2007

M O N I T O R H I G H L I G H T S Climate Change: No Excuses for Delay, page 1/ Calming the Jitters Over Japan, page 3/ 2007 Gelber Prize Winner, page 4/ Europe Hits Middle...

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