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Yves Tiberghien analyzes the modern partnership between the state and global capital in attaining structural domestic change.
Recent Books
Engaging China: Myth, Aspiration, and Strategy in Canadian Policy from Trudeau to Harper
A new book by Paul Evans.
14 April 2014

Protest Inc.: The Corporatization of Activism
14 March 2014
Recent Journal Articles
Farming for Walmart: the politics of corporate control and responsibility in the global South
New research by Liu Scholar, Sara D. Elder, explores the role of corporate social responsibility as a business tool to promote food security in the global South.
8 July 2015

Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios
New research, based on a study completed by the Oceans 2015 Initiative, examines how climate change will impact fisheries and the many coastal communities that depend heavily on fisheries resources for foods and economic security.
2 July 2015
Recent Reports
Consequences of Corruption at the Sector Level and Implications for Economic Growth and Development OECD Report
Professor Philippe Le Billon co-authored the extractive sector section of this cross-sectoral study. Within the study, the OECD has identified macro lessons, general policy recommendations, and sector specific recommendations for the design of anti-corruption strategies aimed at promoting growth and to inform the G20’s broader growth agenda.
2 April 2015

Shopping for Sustainability at the Canton Fair
A Working Paper on the Political Economy of Transnational Retail Governance in China.
6 July 2012
Recent News Articles
Does Ottawa have staying power in Southeast Asia?
Professor Brian Job writes about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and its importance to Canada. “The Harper government, largely driven by the economic concerns of ‘swirling trade winds,’ has made ASEAN a priority for re-engagement,” he writes. “If sustained, Ottawa’s initiatives could mark the re-establishment of a meaningful Canadian presence in Southeast Asia,” writes Job. “However, past experience raises questions about Ottawa’s staying power and whether this flurry of activity will coalesce around a coherent, longer-term Asia agenda for Canada.”
8 August 2012

Coal, wood burning kills more people than malaria
Burning coal, wood or charcoal for cooking kills two million people worldwide, each year — more than malaria — thanks to severe respiratory diseases this causes through indoor pollution, warns an expert. Energy poverty, which is about limited access to clean sources of energy, is practically driving half the global population to rely on such smoke producing sources of fuel, probably the biggest source of indoor pollution, says Hisham Zerriffi, an assistant professor at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC. “Energy poverty is one of the biggest human welfare issues of our day,” he says. The work was presented on Friday at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver.
17 February 2012
Recent Video
LISTEN: Jane Lister speaks to Radio New Zealand about Eco-Business
Jane Lister, co-author (with Peter Dauvergne) of "Eco-Business: A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability", speaks to Radio New Zealand about whether the recent corporate embrace of 'sustainability' is making any environmental impact on the earth.
19 June 2013

WATCH: Hisham Zerriffi on Energy Access for Development
On May 21, 2013, Hisham Zerriffi spoke at the Global Energy Assessment West Coast Launch event, held at Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy.
18 June 2013
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