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Look Who’s Watching: Why the World Is Losing Faith in the Internet

September 7, 2016
Edward Snowden’s revelations that the United States National Security Agency and other government agencies are spying on Internet users, the proliferation of cybercrime, the growing commodification of user data and regulatory changes are all rapidly eroding the confidence users have in the Internet ecosystem. Look Who’s Watching clearly demonstrates why trust matters, how it is being eroded and how, with care and deliberate policy action, the essential glue of the Internet can be restored.

Global Financial Governance Confronts the Rising Powers: Emerging Perspectives on the New G20

April 14, 2016
Edited by: C. Randall Henning and Andrew Walter
Global Financial Governance Confronts the Rising Powers addresses the challenge that the rising powers pose for global governance, substantively and institutionally, in the domain of financial and macroeconomic cooperation.

Minding the Gap: African Conflict Management in a Time of Change

March 18, 2016
The prevailing narrative on Africa is that it is awash with violent conflict. Indeed, it does suffer from a multitude of conflicts — from border skirmishes to civil wars to terrorist attacks. Conflicts in Africa are diverse and complex, but there have been a number of cases of successful conflict management and resolution. What accounts for the successes and failures, and what can we learn from Africa’s experience? Minding the Gap: African Conflict Management in a Time of Change takes on these questions, bringing together more than 20 experts to examine the source of conflicts in Africa and assess African management capacity in the face of these conflicts.

Mutual Security in the Asia-Pacific: Roles for Australia, Canada and South Korea

December 10, 2015
Edited by: Kang Choi, James Manicom, and Simon Palamar
Myriad challenges to regional stability and security threaten East Asia’s burgeoning growth and prosperity. Mutual Security in the Asia-Pacific: Roles for Australia, Canada and South Korea addresses the economic and security challenges that loom in the region and the role that these three countries can play to ensure a stable, predictable political environment.

Elusive Pursuits: Lessons From Canada’s Interventions Abroad

October 29, 2015
Canada Among Nations 2015
Edited by: Fen Osler Hampson and Stephen M. Saideman
Elusive Pursuits: Lessons from Canada’s Interventions Abroad is the 29th volume of the influential Canada Among Nations series. This book examines Canada’s role in foreign military and security missions, and its tendency to intervene under the auspices of international institutions. Canada is not just among nations in these efforts, but in nations on a regular basis.

Enter the Dragon: China in the International Financial System

October 23, 2015
Enter the Dragon: China in the International Financial System brings together experts from both inside and outside of the People’s Republic of China to explore issues regarding the internationalization of the renminbi (RMB). This volume tackles questions surrounding the process being used to attempt to achieve internationalization of the RMB, the broader issues related to the country’s financial integration with the rest of the world, and issues concerning China’s role in global financial governance.

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

April 1, 2015
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.

Managing Conflict in a World Adrift

January 5, 2015
For orders of this title from outside of Canada, please visit: bookstore.usip.org
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.

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.
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