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Trade Advocacy Groups and Multilateral Trade Policy-Making of African States

April 6, 2007

African states were an important constituency of the group of developing countries that were instrumental in the collapse of recent trade talks such as the Cancun Ministerial Conference.

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The Private Regulation of Global Corporate Conduct

February 14, 2007

This paper places civil regulation in a historical and legal context, explains its relationship to economic globalization, and describes the role played in it by governments, NGOs, firms, and international organizations.

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

January 1, 2007

All transition countries experienced a sharp decline in output in the early 1990s. Central Europe and the Baltics began to recover around 1993–95, while GDP decline continued elsewhere.

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Munk Centre Monitor Winter 2006

December 13, 2006

THE MUNK CENTRE MONITOR VIEW FROM THE DIRECTOR 1 COVER STORY India’s Ascent: An Opportunity for Canada BY KASI RAO 1 CENTRE EVENTS Centre for Ethics Launch 3 Will the Real Europe Please Stand Up? 4 Roundtable on the Iraqi...

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Munk Centre Monitor Fall 2006

December 13, 2006

THE MUNK CENTRE MONITOR VIEW FROM THE DIRECTOR 1 COVER STORY After Doha: Fearful New World? BY SYLVIA OSTRY 1 CENTRE EVENTS Assessing a Global Imbalance of Power 3 The Nuclear Solution: Everyone Disarm 3 The Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture...

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Comparative Program on Health and Society Lupina Foundation Working Papers Series 2005-2006

October 6, 2006

Diversity is in vogue. But should it be as celebrated in philosophy of science as it is in the political domain? In this paper, I argue that diversity is vital to good science and, in particular, to good medical research, and that the evidence-based medicine movement has detracted from diversity within medicine.

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Darfur and Afghanistan: Canada’s Choices in Deploying Military Forces

September 22, 2006

In 1999, when NATO countries debated the decision to take military action to combat Milosevic’s ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, I remember we asked one of these very basic questions: “Can a dictator be permitted to kill his own people?” NATO answered that question by launching air strikes against Milosevic.

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The World Trade Organization: NGOs, New Bargaining Coalitions, and a System under Stress

August 6, 2006

As the newest of the international economic bodies, the WTO has become a magnet for dissent. The anti-capitalist globalization movement, in part a reaction to the prominent role of business in the Uruguay Round, became highly visible on every television screen around the world by the demonstrations and violence at the Ministerial Meeting in Seattle in 1999.

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Official Apologies and the Quest for Historical Justice

May 8, 2006

“Never apologize, never explain” — so goes the adage attributed to, among others, Talleyrand, Benjamin Jowett, Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Fisher, Evelyn Waugh, and (in a slight variation) John Wayne (Gleason 2003; Lazare 2004, pp. 255–6).

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An Institutional Theory of WTO Decision-Making: Why Negotiation in the WTO Resembles Law-Making in the U.S. Congress

May 8, 2006

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a curious institution. It effectively originated as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), a set of trading rules created in 1947 to accompany multilateral tariff-reduction negotiations held in 1948.

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