Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 482 0 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 The latest book by journalist and author Paul Blustein to go behind the scenes at the highest levels of global economic policy making, Laid Low chronicles the International Monetary Fund’s role in the euro-zone crisis. Based on inter- views with a wide range of participants and scrutiny of thousands of docu- ments, the book tells how the imf joined in bailouts that all too often piled debt atop debt and imposed excessively harsh conditions on crisis-stricken countries. As the author shows, imf officials had grave misgivings about a number of these rescues, but went along at the insistence of powerful European policy makers – to the detriment of the Fund’s credibility, with disheartening implica- tions for the management of future crises. The narrative ends with a tale of the clash between Greece’s radical Syriza government and the country’s creditor institutions that reached a dramatic climax in the summer of 2015. Paul Blustein, a cigi senior fellow, is a former staff writer for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, and nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution. Over the past two decades, Africa has seen dozens of conflicts over a variety of issues. Responding to these conflicts requires concerted action to manage the crises – the violence, the political discord, and the humanitarian consequences of prolonged fighting. But it is also necessary to rebuild communities, societies and states torn apart by the conflict, addressing the long-term social and eco- nomic impact of the conflict. To do so, it is necessary to look at institutions and groups rarely considered in formal official conflict management activities of African and partner governments – schools, universities, religious institu- tions, media, commercial enterprises, legal institutions, civil society groups, youth, women, and migrants. These entities can potentially play an important role in building a sense of identity, fairness, shared norms, and a cohesion between state and society – all critical components of the fabric of peace and security in Africa. This book brings together leading experts from Africa, Europe and North America to examine these critical social institutions and groups and identify how they can either build or impede peaceful resolution of conflicts and commitment to common purpose. The second of two volumes on African conflict manage- ment capacity, this book will open new doors of understanding for students, scholars and practitioners focused on bringing strengthening peace in Africa. Pamela Aall is a senior fellow at cigi in the Global Security and Politics Program, leading the African Regional Conflict Management project. Chester A. Crocker is a distinguished fellow at cigi. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S CIGI Press October 2016 – available 978-1-928096-25-2 $28.00A CDN, $28.00A US, £23.99 paper 978-1-928096-33-7 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 492pp 3 figures eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S CIGI Press April 2017 978-1-928096-35-1 $38.00A CDN, $38.00A US, £33.00 paper 978-1-928096-36-8 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 7 x 10 340pp 4 tables, 8 figures eBook available Laid Low Inside the Crisis That Overwhelmed Europe and the IMF paul blustein The International Monetary Fund’s role in the euro-zone crisis. Fabric of Peace in Africa Looking Beyond the State edited by pamela aall and chester a. crocker An examination of critical social institutions and groups and the role they play in aiding or impeding the peaceful resolution of conflicts in Africa. P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S