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Digital Lives in the Global City

Contesting Infrastructures

UBC Press

Digital Lives in the Global City asks how digital technologies are remaking urban life around the world, from migrant work in Singapore to digital debt in Toronto, illegal buildings in Mumbai, and targeted policing in New York.

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Good Governance in Economic Development

International Norms and Chinese Perspectives

UBC Press

Good Governance in Economic Development examines what happens at the intersection of international and Chinese conceptions of transparency, accountability, and public participation.

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The Moral Economies of Ethnic and Nationalist Claims

UBC Press

Leading scholars investigate the complex role that competing moral economies play in ethnic and nationalist conflicts.

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Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia

UBC Press

This book explores how the peoples and communities of northern British Columbia are responding to global demand for local resources.

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After '08

Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis

UBC Press

Did the 2007-08 global financial crisis mark a turning point for social policy, or did it reinforce existing neo-liberal approaches to governance?

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Putting the State on Trial

The Policing of Protest during the G20 Summit

UBC Press

Not only were peaceful protestors and innocent bystanders assaulted by police during the G20 Summit in Toronto in June 2010, but the constitutional rights of Canadians were as well. This book contextualizes the events and examines what should be done to safeguard the rights of Canadians to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention in the future.

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Aluminum Ore

The Political Economy of the Global Bauxite Industry

UBC Press

An exploration of one little-known mineral, and the social, political, and economic forces that shaped both its history and the twentieth century.

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Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism

Place, Women, and the Environment in Canada and Mexico

UBC Press

A cross-comparison of gender and indigeneity in the neoliberal contexts of Canada and Mexico.

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Action and Reaction in the World System

The Dynamics of Economic and Political Power

UBC Press

This book provides a multidisciplinary framework to understand the complexities of the post-Soviet international system, a system that is multipolar, ideologically heterogeneous, and highly unstable.

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Global Farms Race

Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security

Island Press

The first book to examine the burgeoning trend of buying up huge swaths of farmland abroad in all its complexity, considering the implications for investors, host countries, and the world as a whole.

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International Trade Law and Domestic Policy

Canada, the United States, and the WTO

UBC Press

An innovative assessment of the extent to which international judicial bodies influence domestic law and policy arrangements.

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Rooted Cosmopolitanism

Canada and the World

UBC Press

Can national loyalties be reconciled with larger commitments to global well-being?

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Two Mediterranean Worlds

Diverging Paths of Globalization and Autonomy

Edited by Yassine Essid and William D. Coleman; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

The Mediterranean, a region of uneven globalization, offers clues to understanding the future of democracy in North Africa and the Near East.

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Against Orthodoxy

Studies in Nationalism

UBC Press

This volume challenges conventional approaches to the study of nationalism in the context of its violent resurgence.

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Feminist Ethics and Social Policy

Towards a New Global Political Economy of Care

UBC Press

This volume addresses the theoretical and practical relationships among the feminization of migrant labour, the ethics of care, and social policy in the new global economy.

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Property, Territory, Globalization

Struggles over Autonomy

UBC Press

Focusing on sites of friction in property regimes, this book reveals that a politics of place can help local actors build bases of autonomy to withstand, and even reshape, the forces of globalization.

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Globalization and Local Adaptation in International Trade Law

UBC Press

Drawing on case studies from the Pacific Rim, this book traces the selective adaptation of international trade law to local conditions.

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Globalizing Citizenship

UBC Press

This book traces how border controls and detention practices, particularly in the post-9/11 era, are transforming citizenship into a globalizing regime to regulate mobility.

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Locating Global Order

American Power and Canadian Security after 9/11

UBC Press

This volume unveils how the security policies of allied powers, such as Canada, are integral to the creation and maintenance of a US-led global order.

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Solidarities Beyond Borders

Transnationalizing Women's Movements

UBC Press

Case studies from North America, Latin America, and Southeast Asia explore the challenges and benefits of building transnational ties among feminists and women’s groups.

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