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Items in Political Science that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Long walk of peace : towards a culture of prevention
    JZ 5538 L66 2018
    How can the United Nations best address the imperatives of peace? Long Walk of Peace presents a fresh review of the conceptual and practical approaches to peace since the creation of the UN. Through an in-depth theoretical analysis, combined with a presentation of innovative practices across 32 UN bodies, it explores the long, steady haul towards peace and provides inspiration for the way forward. This book, through its conceptual history and robust analysis, shows that peace is a dynamic process and a continuous journey of discovery. Thereby, the book provides a unique understanding of the emerging priorities of 'sustaining peace' and promoting 'a culture of prevention'. As such it is an expression of UNESCO's mandate to serve as a laboratory of ideas and thereby help advance the imperatives underscored by Agenda 2030.

  • Warriors & citizens : American views of our military / edited by Kori Schake & Jim Mattis
    JK 330 W37 2016
    A diverse group of contributors offer different perspectives on whether or not the different experiences of our military and the broader society amounts to a "gap"--and if the American public is losing connection to its military. They analyze extensive polling information to identify those gaps between civilian and military attitudes on issues central to the military profession and the professionalism of our military, determine which if any of these gaps are problematic for sustaining the traditionally strong bonds between the American military and its broader public, analyze whether any problematic gaps are amenable to remediation by policy means, and assess potential solutions. The contributors also explore public disengagement and the effect of high levels of public support for the military combined with very low levels of trust in elected political leaders--both recurring themes in their research. And they reflect on whether American society is becoming so divorced from the requirements for success on the battlefield that not only will we fail to comprehend our military, but we also will be unwilling to endure a military so constituted to protect us. Contributors: Rosa Brooks, Matthew Colford,Thomas Donnelly, Peter Feaver, Jim Golby, Jim Hake, Tod Lindberg, Mackubin Thomas Owens, Cody Poplin, Nadia Schadlow, A. J. Sugarman, Lindsay Cohn Warrior, Benjamin Wittes

  • Hezbollah : a short history / Augustus Richard Norton
    JQ 1828 A98 H6263 2018

    Featuring a new prologue and conclusion and two new chapters on recent developments

    With Hezbollah's entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi'i political and military organization continues to play an enormous role in the Middle East. A hybrid of militia, political party, and social services and public works provider, the group is the most powerful player in Lebanon. Policymakers in the United States and Israel usually denounce Hezbollah as a dangerous terrorist organization and refuse to engage with it, yet even its adversaries need to contend with its durability and resilient popular support. Augustus Richard Norton's incisive account stands as the most lucid, informed, and balanced analysis of Hezbollah yet written--and this expanded and fully updated third edition features a new prologue and conclusion and two new chapters largely devoted to the group's recent activities, including its involvement in Syria. Hezbollah is a work of perennial importance and remains essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Middle East.


  • Leadership and public sector reform in Asia / edited by Evan Berman, Eko Prasojo
    JQ 32 L43 2018eb
    Present day knowledge about public sector reforms in Asia is quite scattered and seldom focuses on the challenges of leadership. This edited collection seeks to address this issue by presenting country cases that reflect the great diversity of the region.
    Home to roughly one-third of the world's population, Asia-Pacific governments typically play leading roles in social and economic development, yet by measures of expenditures or civil servants per capita, most are among the smaller ones in the world. These regimes include democracies, one-party states and unstable systems; there is a broad range of cultural legacies including Confucian, Buddhist, and Western, and vastly different levels of economic development; the region includes some of the very least corrupt countries and those with high corruption levels; it includes the world's most populous country, as well as some of the smallest.
    Public sector reforms are very relevant to these countries and their leaders. In Asia, a strong government is invaluable and public sector reforms are relevant to helping modern states meet their goals and performance. This collection explores what is known about these reforms with an eye towards helping leaders responsible for reforms. Clearly, there is very large variation; some Asia-Pacific countries are leading in public sector reforms, while others are not, and this book also seeks to further our understanding what leaders might need to do to be successful.

  • Nasty women and bad hombres : gender and race in the 2016 US presidential election / edited by Christine A. Kray, Tamar W. Carroll, and Hinda Mandell
    JK 526 2016 N37 2018
    Gender and racial politics were at the center of the 2016 US presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The election was historic because Clinton was the first woman nominated by a major political party for the presidency. Yet it was also historic in its generation of sustained reflection on the past. Clinton's campaign linked her with suffragist struggles--represented perhaps most poignantly by the parade of visitors to Susan B. Anthony's grave on Election Day--while Trump harnessed nostalgia through his promise to Make America Great Again. This collection of essays looks at the often vitriolic rhetoric that characterized the election: "nasty women" vs. "deplorables"; "bad hombres" and "Crooked Hillary"; analyzing the struggle and its result through the lenses of gender, race, and their intersections, and with particular attention to the roles of memory, performance, narrative, and social media. Contributors examine the ways that gender and racial hierarchies intersected and reinforced one another throughout the campaign season. Trump's association of Mexican immigrants with crime, and specifically with rape, for example, drew upon a long history of fearmongering that stereotypes Mexican men--and men of other immigrant and minority groups--as sexual aggressors against white women. At the same time, in response to both Trump's misogynistic rhetoric and the iconic power of Clinton's candidacy, feminist consciousness grew steadily across the nation. Analyzing these phenomena, the volume's authors--both journalists and academics--engage with prominent debates in their diverse fields, while an epilogue by the editors considers recent ongoing developments like the #metoo movement. CHRISTINE A. KRAY is Associate Professor of Anthropology, TAMAR W. CARROLL is Associate Professor of History, and HINDA MANDELL is Associate Professor in the School of Communication, all at Rochester Institute of Technology.

  • Bilan du gouvernement de Philippe Couillard : 158 promesses et un mandat contrasté / François Pétry, Lisa Birch
    JL 259 P37B55 2018eb

  • La Coalition Avenir Québec : une idéologie à la recherche du pouvoir / Frédéric Boily
    JL 259 A59B679 2018eb

  • Les élections au Québec : 150 ans d'une histoire mouvementée / Jean-Herman Guay et Serge Gaudreau
    JL 258 G918 2018eb

  • Incarner la politique : la construction de l'imagine médiatique des femmes et des hommes politiques au Québec / Guylaine Martel
    JA 85.2 C2M376 2018eb

  • Trust, distrust, and mistrust in multinational democracies : comparative perspectives / edited by Dimitrios Karmis and François Rocher
    JF 799 T78 2018eb

  • What is Restraining Non-Energy Export Growth? / Dany Brouillette
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  • Développer des relations et faciliter la conciliation grâce à un processus de consultation véritable / Bryn Gray
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  • Lead in Drinking Water : Document for Public Consultation
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  • French as a Second Language Learning Programs in Western Canada : Enhancing Availability / Denis Paradis
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  • Experiential Learning and Pathways to Employment for Canadian Youth / Bryan May
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  • Estimating the Impacts of Tariff Changes : Two Illustrative Scenarios / Karyne B. Charbonneau
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  • Looking Back at a Decade of Large and Innovative Geological Survey Programs in Canada, 2008-2018 / D. Lebel
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  • From Knowing to Doing : International Perspectives on Leading Effectively / Lieutenant Colonel Daniel J. Watola
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  • Measuring and Reporting Actuarial Obligations of the Canada Pension Plan / Assia Billig
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  • L’apprentissage par l’expérience et la préparation au marché du travail à l’intention des jeunes canadiens / Bryan May
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  • The Size and Destination of China's Portfolio Outflows / Rose Cunningham
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  • Disaggregating Household Sensitivity to Monetary Policy by Expenditure Category / Tony Chernis
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  • Évaluation des activités relatives à la santé mentale et aux maladies mentales de Santé Canada et de l'Agence de la santé publique du Canada 2010-2011 à 2014-2015
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  • Evaluation of Mental Health and Mental Illness Activities of Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada 2010-2011 to 2014-2015
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  • Résidences officielles du Canada : Rapport sur l'état des actifs du portefeuille
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  • Building Relationships and Advancing Reconciliation Through Meaningful Consultation / Bryn Gray
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  • Characterizing Canada's Export Sector by Industry : A Supply-Side Perspective / Taylor Webley
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  • Decomposing Canada's Market Shares : An Update / Nicholas Labelle St-Pierre
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  • Bill C-74 : An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and Other Measures
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  • Is a Cashless Society Problematic? / Walter Engert
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  • A Call to Action : Ending the Use of All Forms of Child Labour in Supply Chains / Michael Levitt
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  • Évaluation et présentation des obligations du Régime de pensions du Canada / Assia Billig
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  • Official Residences of Canada : Asset Portfolio Condition Report
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  • Canada : Still Open for Business? / Doug Black
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  • Weakness in Non-Commodity Exports : Demand Versus Supply Factors / José Dorich
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  • Museums and Heritage Organizations : Musées et établissements du patrimoine
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  • Crisis in the WTO : Restoring the WTO Dispute Settlement Function / Robert McDougall
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  • Climate Law in Our Lands : A Resource for Local Government Candidates BC Municipal Election 2018
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  • Briefing: Select Findings and Insights 2018 BC Freshwater Public Opinion Poll
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  • Sondage sur la sécurité routière de 2017 les drogues et la conduite au Canada / Robyn D. Robertson
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  • Understanding Our Audit Opinion on B.C.’s 2017/18 : Summary Financial Statements / Carol Bellringer
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  • Year One Report
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  • Advancing Freshwater Protection : Tools and Opportunities in British Columbia's Water Sustainability Act / Oliver M. Brandes
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  • Together We Are... : Feathers of Hope: A First Nations Youth Action Plan
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  • Aboriginal People : Fact and Fiction / Pierre Lepage
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  • Uniform Vital Statistics Act (2017)
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  • Collisions mortelles causées par la distraction, 2000 à 2015
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  • The Report of the Expert Panel on the Deaths of Children and Youth in Residential Placements
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  • Infrastructure Update 2018 : Ontario Infrastructure Investment – Federal and Provincial Risks
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  • What Now? : Blueprints for Work-Based Learning / Janet Lane
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  • Marijuana Use Among Drivers in Canada, 2000-2015
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  • Feedback on the Direction for a New Digital Policy / Matt Jackson
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  • Security for Costs / Sarah Brewin
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  • Flood Risk Mapping in Canada : Moving Forward on a National Priority / Daniel Henstra
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  • Actes du 19ème Colloque annuel des étudiant-e-s de cycles supérieurs du CRISES : Tenu à l’Université de Sherbrooke et Saint-Camille les 22 et 23 mars 2018
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  • Provincial Drug Coverage for Vulnerable Canadians / Bacchus Barua
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  • Distraction-Related Fatal Collisions, 2000-2015
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  • Understanding Tax Expenditures / Carol Bellringer
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  • Revitalizing Haitzaqv Law for Land, Air and Water : Telling the Relaw Story
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  • Comment mettre fin à la traite des personnes : Document de travail des consultations nationales
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  • The Federal Department of Health Nears 100 : The Origins and Evolution of the Federal Role in Health Care and the Case for Reform / Sean Speer
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  • Facilitators to Accessing Primary and Preventive Care for Immigrants and Refugees in Canada : A Literature Review / Anjana Aery
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  • SME Profile: Canadian Start-Ups : A Perspective Based Upon the 2014 Survey on Financing and Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises / May Song
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  • A Work and Opportunity Agenda for Canada / Brian Lee Crowley
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  • The Transition from School to Work : The NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) Indicator for 25- to 29-Year-Old Women and Men in Canada / Sylvie Brunet
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  • Preparing the Social Statistics System for the Legalization of Cannabis / Kathryn Wilkins
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  • Screen Business : How Screen Sector Tax Reliefs Power Economic Growth Across the UK / Philip Hammond
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  • Évaluation de la Stratégie nationale pour la prévention du crime de 2017-2018
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  • 2018 Toronto Child and Family Poverty Report : Municipal Election Edition / Beth Wilson
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  • Diversification Not Dependence : A Made-In-Canada China Strategy / David Agnew
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  • 2017-2018 Evaluation of the National Crime Prevention Strategy
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  • Increasing Retirement Savings in Workplace Pension Plans Through Simplified Enrolment : A Demonstration Project
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  • Préparation du système de statistiques sociales en vue de la légalisation du cannabis / Kathryn Wilkins
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  • A Different Ontario : Population Where and with Whom Do Ontarians Live / Andrew Parkin
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  • The Northern Attraction Series : Exploring the Need for a Northern Newcomer Strategy / Christina Zef
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  • Finding the Way Forward : Equitable Access to Pharmacare in Ontario / Sarah Sanford
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  • 2017-2018 Review of the National Office for Victims : Report
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  • Dictionnaire, Recensement de la population, 2016 : Recensement de la population, 2016
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  • Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016 : Census of Population, 2016
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  • Répondre aux attentes : Décisions opportunes et transparentes pour les vétérans malades ou blessés du Canada
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