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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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Beyond Nationhood: Citizenship Politics in Germany since Unification

May 1, 2006

Prior to this, children of migrants born in Germany maintained their parents’ nationality and thus were officially classified as foreigners, according to the 1913 Reichs-und Staatsangehörigkeitsgesetz. The 1913 citizenship law’s elevation of the principle of descent (jus sanguinis) was meant to maintain bonds of citizenship with Germans who had emigrated abroad, while ensuring that foreign migrants and their children remained outside the German body politic, despite long-term residence and, in the case of the second and third generations, birth and socialization in Germany.

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Munk Centre Monitor Spring 2006

April 13, 2006

M O N I T O R H I G H L I G H T S Possession is Nine-tenths of the Problem, page 3/ Kosovo: Poised for Statehood by Robert C. Austin, page 7/Our Cities, Our Future by Enid...

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Comparative Program on Health and Society Lupina Foundation Working Papers Series 2004–2005

January 6, 2006

This discussion paper compares and contrasts two epistemological approaches to the analysis of self-report data in the health sciences. I consider these approaches within the context of my own research that relies on data derived from in-depth qualitative interviews on gay men’s health.

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Comparative Program on Health and Society Lupina Foundation Working Papers Series 2004–2005

January 1, 2006

This discussion paper compares and contrasts two epistemological approaches to the analysis of self-report data in the health sciences.

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