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.
September 9, 2013
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.
June 10, 2013
Canada Among Nations, 2013
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.
February 28, 2013
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.
August 24, 2012
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.
June 5, 2012
Canada and Mexico's Unfinished Agenda
In Canada Among Nations, 2011-2012 a leading group of Canadian, Mexican and American academics, policy makers, politicians, journalists, and energy and climate change experts offer substantive recommendations for Ottawa and Mexico City to realize the full potential of their strategic relationship.
August 5, 2011
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.
April 11, 2011
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.
March 17, 2011
Caribbean Struggles over Casino Capitalism
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.
January 26, 2011
After a decade of chaos and international isolation, Zimbabwe faces enormous economic and governance issues. In this new CIGI-Palgrave book, leading specialists on southern Africa assess the damage and prescribe remedies for the hapless nation.