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Municipal-Federal-Provincial relations in Canada
Contributors include Loleen Berdahl (Canada West Foundation), Melville McMillan (Alberta), Thomas Courchene (Queen's), Andrew Sancton (Western Ontario), Pierre Hamel (Montreal), Jean RousseauExpand
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Tracking the War of Ideas: A Poll of Ottawa Muslims
A 2008 poll of 430 Ottawa Muslims found predominantly negative views of the U.S. war on terrorism, including the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. This poll also assessed approval of WesternExpand
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Mapping and deterring violent extremist networks in North-West Africa
This article examines the structural and spatial organization of violent extremist organizations (VEOs) across the Sahara. Building on the Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset (ACLED), a publicExpand
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Beyond the Castle Model of cyber-risk and cyber-security
TLDR
We argue that the Castle Model of cyber security is as outmoded for cyber security today as it became for physical security centuries ago. Expand
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Winning the Battle but Losing the War? Narrative and Counter-Narratives Strategy
Since 9/11, intelligence and security services have become particularly concerned about radical ideologies and have looked for ways on how to counter them. One of the strategies has been to develop aExpand
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Political Fragmentation and Alliances among Armed Non-state Actors in North and Western Africa (1997–2014)
ABSTRACT Drawing on a collection of open source data, the article uses network analysis to represent alliances and conflicts among 179 organizations involved in violence in North and Western AfricaExpand
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Recruitment and Retention Strategy: Endogenous Constraints, Exogenous Imperatives
Recruitment and retention strategy is driven by a complement of endogenous constraints and exogenous imperatives. Confronted with population aging and unprecedented and enduring fiscal austerity,Expand
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Containing the Narrative: Strategy and Tactics in Countering the Storyline of Global Jihad
ABSTRACT It has long been recognised that telling a better story is an important part of countering the appeal of Global Jihad. The ‘War on Terror’ will be difficult to win if the ‘War on Ideas’ isExpand
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Fixed Election Cycles: A Genuine Alternative to Responsible and Responsive Government?
Canada's federal government and several provinces have recently moved to fixed election cycles on the assumption that the ability to pick the election date endogenously (1) gives the incumbentExpand
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Reforming fiscal federalism and equalization: Lessons from the Canadian experience
There is no want for expert opinion on how best to reform fiscal federalism. Why is it, then, that researching agreement on a solution, let alone making that solution palatable to all the subnationalExpand
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