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Gillies, David 1952-

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Works: 28 works in 134 publications in 3 languages and 5,196 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Rules 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by David Gillies
Between principle and practice : human rights in north-south relations by David Gillies( )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between Principle and Practice examines the human rights diplomacy of three prosperous industrial democracies with international reputations for protesting human rights abuses - Canada, the Netherlands, and Norway. David Gillies reveals that even these countries were seldom prepared to sacrifice short-run economic or political interests in order to protest gross and systematic human rights abuses beyond their borders." "Based on case studies of five Third World countries (Sri Lanka, the Philippines, China, Indonesia, and Suriname), Gillies explores the extent to which principles were followed in practice and shows that consistent, coordinated, and principled action is elusive even for countries that have a reputation for internationalism. He highlights the growing rift between the North Atlantic democracies and emerging Asian economic powers, the effectiveness of using aid sanctions to defend human rights, and the vicissitudes of human rights programming in emerging democracies." "On a theoretical level, Gillies examines the explanatory power of political realism and the scope available for ethical conduct in a world of states. Linking policy assertiveness with perceived costs to other national interests, he constructs a framework for analysing policy actions and applies it to his various case studies. He concludes that when it comes to human rights, the gap between principle and practice is still far too wide."--Jacket
Elections in dangerous places : democracy and the paradoxes of peacebuilding by David Gillies( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how flawed elections can act as democracy in reverse and diminish political legitimacy and stable governance. By looking at various forms of political turmoil, the book provides valuable lessons and practical advice on how to better mitigate conflict and violence before, during, and after highly charged elections
Strategies of public engagement : shaping a Canadian agenda for international co-operation by David Gillies( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given declining budgets and uncertain political support, the environment for international co-operation in Canada and other industrial democracies has become exceptionally challenging. A collection of essays by experts in the field, Strategies of Public Engagement explores ways in which Canadian development organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can strengthen political and public support
Telecommunications law by David Gillies( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge of democratic development : sustaining democratization in developing societies by Gerald J Schmitz( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Multiple languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy and economic development by David Gillies( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this volume are part of the IRPP's International Democratic Development research program, which assesses Canada's policies and programs in delivering this kind of assistance. The objectives of the project are to establish how Canada can contribute most effectively to the collective international effort to assist democratic development and to determine best practices for delivery of Canadian assistance. The first paper addresses interventions that have been used by donors of economic assistance to underdeveloped countries to try to improve the effectiveness of their assistance. The second paper deals with interventions that have been more exceptional in both their frequency and consequences. These have involved some form of military engagement and the more or less complete reconstruction of systems of government.--Includes text from document
Human rights, democracy and good governance : stretching the World Bank's policy frontiers by David Gillies( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recommendations for action. Conclusions
Droits humains, démocratie et bon gouvernement : pour repenser les politiques de la Banque mondiale by David Gillies( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le défi du développement démocratique : comment entretenir la démocratisation dans les sociétés en développement by Gerald J Schmitz( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights, democracy, and development by C. J Dias( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Focus on grassroots organizations
Telecommunications law by David Gillies( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating national human rights performance in the developing world by David Gillies( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making a difference : a framework for Canada's promotion of international human rights by David Gillies( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This statement provides an architecture for Canada's human rights policy which sets out principles, objectives, and an indicative list of tools & approaches for implementation, while developing several of the themes concerning human rights in the government's comprehensive foreign policy statement entitled Canada in the World. Part A provides a rationale for the policy and notes four future agendas to be championed by the government. Part B sets out a framework for Canadian policy, including the scope of human rights in Canadian foreign policy, the principles of Canadian international human rights policy, and policy goals & objectives. Part C focusses on promoting human rights globally and multilaterally. The final part presents implementation measures including human rights education, multilateral standard-setting, multilateral & bilateral diplomacy, addressing extreme situations & human rights emergencies, peacebuilding, and promoting policy coherence
Democracy and economic development by David Gillies( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Droits de la personne, démocratie et développement by C. J Dias( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commerce over conscience : Canada's foreign aid programme in the 1980s by David Gillies( )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study is an examination of recent changes in the organisation and activity of Canada's foreign aid programme. Three conceptually distinct categories form the theoretical framework of the study: (a) contending approaches to the study of international relations; (b) contending conceptions of economic growth and development; and (c) contending approaches to the aid policy-making process. The study examines the multiple objectives underlying Canada's aid programme, develops and interprets a series of "aid quality" indices, and undertakes a detailed examination of the aid policy process. Emphasis is placed on tracing the specific combination of domestic "push" and international "pull" factors which have pressured Ottawa into initiatives promoting a closer linkage of the aid and trade facets of government activity. Attention is also drawn to the impact of these initiatives on the developmental objectives of the programme." --
Between ethics and interests : human rights in the north-south relations of Canada, The Netherlands, and Norway by David Gillies( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study examines human rights in the North-South relations of three internationalist countries: Canada, the Netherlands, and Norway. It pays special attention to the integration of human rights in development aid policy, particularly the use of political conditionality. The theoretical framework examines the explanatory power of political Realism. A hypothesis linking policy assertiveness with the perceived costs to other national interests is tested by selecting Western states most likely to disprove Realist assumptions, and by choosing at least two Third World cases for each aid donor: one where economic, political and strategic interests are high, and another where the same interests are minimal or low. Three frameworks to (1) document human rights abuses; (2) evaluate national human rights performance; and (3) gauge foreign policy assertiveness serve as the methodological lenses to analyze Western statecraft and test the hypothesis." --
An inventory of government and para-statal agencies active in the field of international human rights by David Gillies( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inventory is a preliminary survey of some of the Canadian government and publicly-funded institutions active in the field of international human rights, based on data gathered in structured interviews. The inventory draws out comparisons & contrasts in the way 12 institutions are involved in this issue area, define the scope of international human rights, and collaborate with other government institutions. The inventory also examines whether the institutions surveyed have a strategic plan to strengthen their international human rights activities
Telecommunication law : supplement to the first edition by David Gillies( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Between principle and practice : human rights in north-south relations
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Elections in dangerous places : democracy and the paradoxes of peacebuildingStrategies of public engagement : shaping a Canadian agenda for international co-operationTelecommunications law
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Gillies, David William

Gillies, David William 1952-

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