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Waterloo, Ontario - On Tuesday, June 3, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will host a wine and cheese reception to launch Can the World Be Governed? Possibilities for Effective Multilateralism, a new book released by CIGI and Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

About the Book:

Can the World Be Governed? Possibilities for Effective Multilateralism examines through theory and case studies the prospect for successful multilateral management of the global economy and international security. The book was edited by CIGI Senior Fellow Alan S. Alexandroff.

The twelve contributors, who are leading international relations experts and practitioners, tackle the big questions: Why is there an apparent rising tide of calls for reform of current multilateral organizations and institutions? Why are there growing questions over the effectiveness of global governance? Is the reform of current organizations and institutions likely or possible?

The book addresses these questions through a series of case studies that examine, for example, the difficulties facing global development, the challenges facing the IMF and the governance of global finance, the problems of the UN 2005 World Summit and its failed reform, and the WTO and the questions raised by the prolonged Doha Development Round of multilateral trade negotiations.

This is the second in a new series of free public book launches hosted by CIGI. For more details on this and other CIGI publications, visit


Can the World Be Governed? book launch, wine and cheese reception

Book signing by CIGI Senior Fellow and Editor Alan S. Alexandroff


Tuesday, June 3, 2008


4:00 - 5:00 pm


The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI),

57 Erb Street West, Waterloo

Seagram Room, 2 nd Floor

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