In this edition, contributors explore Canada and Africa’s rich history, taking stock of what has been accomplished. This volume offers recommendations for a more strategically beneficial Canada-Africa partnership in areas including trade and investment, democracy and nation-building, development aid, governance, corporate social responsibility — especially in the natural resource sector where Canadian firms are heavily invested — and regional security.
Africa Rising: A Continent’s Future through the Eyes of Emerging Scholars provides new insight and perspectives on issues critical to the future of the continent. Through the Africa Initiative Research Grant Program, 10 up-and-coming scholars from Africa and Canada undertook innovative cross-continent research in various countries including Canada, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia and Uganda, with a focus on policy issues across five thematic areas: conflict resolution, food security, health, migration and climate change.
Just released in ebook format, this report by CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay examines all aspects of the Agency’s mandate and operations ― from its major programs on safeguards, safety, security and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy to governance, management and finance. Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog confirms that the IAEA requires strengthening and reform in certain areas, but does not need a dramatic overhaul. The report includes key strategic and programmatic recommendations.
At a time when a new president has taken office in Haiti and the UN Secretary-General has appointed a new head of MINUSTAH, this book’s release is particularly timely. The volume brings together some of the world’s leading specialists on Haiti, from both Haiti and abroad, to examine the challenges Haiti faces today and what they entail for the international community. Even before the devastating earthquake of January 2010, Haiti was a “fragile” state ⎯ the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, plagued by decades of complex political crises and suffering from severe social problems. Since 2004, the United Nations has been in Haiti through MINUSTAH – and many of the UN team died in the earthquake. This volume, edited by CIGI Distinguished Fellow Jorge Heine and Programme Officer for the Global Governance Programmes at the Balsillie School of International Affairs Andrew S. Thompson, examines the performance of the UN and other key hemispheric actors in helping Haiti both before and in the aftermath of the earthquake.
The Chinese edition of Redesigning the World Trade Organization for the Twenty-first Century was published in early 2011 and is the sixth volume in the China and International Organizations. Edited by CIGI Senior Fellow Debra Steger, the book was first published in 2010 by CIGI, Wilfrid Laurier Press and the International Development Research Centre.
The global gambling market is estimated to be worth some US$335 billion and offshore Internet gambling is taking an increasing share of this lucrative market. This is the first major study dealing with Internet gambling as an integral component of the world economy. On the surface, the Antigua−US dispute over Internet gambling appears to make little sense. Unravelling the forces behind this dispute, and how the tiny offshore state of Antigua was able to win a victory through the World Trade Organization over the powerful United States, is the central task of this fascinating book by CIGI Distinguished Fellow Andrew Cooper. The book will be available for purchase in the United Kingdom in April 2011 and in North America in May 2011.
The dark side of globalization includes transnational terrorism, increased drug and human trafficking, money laundering and global pandemics. Published by the UN University Press in cooperation with CIGI, this new book asks how governments, international organizations and civil society can mute the baleful effects of globalization while maximizing the beneficial consequences.