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Managing Conflict in a World Adrift

January 31, 2015
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Edited by: Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall
The eagerly anticipated follow up to Leashing the Dogs of War. In the midst of a global political shift where power moves from central institutions to smaller, more disbursed units, another landmark text edited by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall provides essential insights and practical guidance. In Managing Conflict in a World Adrift, 40 of the world’s leading international affairs analysts examine the relationship between political, social or economic change and the outbreak and spread of conflict. They then consider what this means for conflict management.

On Governance: What It Is, What It Measures and Its Policy Uses

December 31, 2014
On Governance unpacks the complex global dimensions of governance, and proposes a new theory premised on the belief that strengthened, innovative national and global governance enables positive outcomes for people everywhere.

Governance and Innovation in Africa: South Africa after Mandela

November 30, 2014
Only Available Within Canada
South Africa is no longer the post-apartheid transformational state over which President Nelson Mandela presided so magnificently and with such hope. Under his successors, South Africa has become a slow-growing, often cranky, one-party-dominant state that only partially succeeds in providing the basic education, health services, housing, electrical power and human security that its 55 million citizens demand and expect.

Finding Common Ground: Challenges and Opportunities in Internet Governance and Internet-related Policy

November 21, 2014
A Briefing Book Prepared for the Global Commission on Internet Governance
This briefing book has been developed by CIGI to inform the work of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG), chaired by Sweden's former Prime Minister Carl Bildt. The GCIG is a two-year initiative launched in January 2014 by CIGI and Chatham House to produce a comprehensive stand on the future of multi-stakeholder Internet Governance.

Organized Chaos: Reimagining the Internet

July 29, 2014
Edited by: Mark Raymond and Gordon Smith
Together, the chapters in this volume provide a clear sense of the critical problems facing efforts to update and redefine Internet governance, the appropriate modalities for doing so, and the costs and benefits associated with the most plausible outcomes. This foundation provides the basis for the development of the research-based, high-level strategic vision required to successfully navigate a complex, shifting and uncertain governance environment.

East Asia-Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics

June 26, 2014
Edited by: Kimie Hara and Ken Coates
The Arctic’s profile as a region for engagement and opportunity is rising among both circumpolar and non-circumpolar states. In addition to countries like Canada, Russia and the United States, which have expressed a renewed interest in the region, East Asian countries, such as Japan, Korea and China, are now increasingly fixated on prospects offered by the Arctic.

Crisis and Reform: Canada and the International Financial System

May 28, 2014
Edited by: Rohinton Medhora and Dane Rowlands
The 28th edition of the Canada Among Nations series is an examination of Canada and the global financial crisis, and the country’s historic and current role in the international financial system.

Off Balance: The Travails of Institutions That Govern the Global Financial System

October 11, 2013
Award-winning journalist and author Paul Blustein has received wide acclaim for his books about the inner workings of international economic institutions, notably the International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization. In Off Balance, he weaves a compelling narrative that details the failings of such institutions in the global financial crisis that erupted in 2008.

A Diplomat’s Handbook for Democracy Development Support

September 9, 2013
Jeremy Kinsman and Kurt Bassuener
A Diplomat’s Handbook for Democracy Development Support presents a wide variety of specific experiences of diplomats on the ground, identifying creative, human and material resources. More broadly, it is about the policy-making experience in capitals, as democratic states try to align national interests and democratic values. The Handbook also documents the increasingly prominent role of civil society as the essential building block for successful democratic transitions, with each case study examining specific national experiences in the aspiration for democratic and pluralistic governance, and lessons learned on all sides — for better or for worse.

Canada-Africa Relations: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

June 10, 2013
Canada Among Nations, 2013
Edited by: Rohinton Medhora and Yiagadeesen Samy
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.