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Handbook of Canadian Foreign Policy is the most comprehensive book of its kind, offering an updated examination of Canada's international role some 15 years after the dismantling of the Berlin Wall ushered in a new era in world politics. Tackling recent developments in Canadian foreign policy, the authors of this work spotlight Canadian idiosyncrasies within a global context that are defined by wrenching juxtapositions. The specialists who have contributed their expertise to this book provide sophisticated analysis-conceptual as well as historical-rather than simply impressionistic judgments about contemporary events. Highlighting both well-known and understudied topics, this handbook presents a marriage of the familiar and the underappreciated that enables readers to grasp much of the complexity of current Canadian foreign policy and appreciate the challenges policymakers must meet in the early 21st century.

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ISBN-13: 9780739114933
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 04/17/2006
Pages: 610
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Originally from Montreal, Marc J. O'Reilly is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Heidelberg College, where he teaches courses on Canadian foreign policy and other International Relations subjects. His work on Canadian foreign policy has appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, The American Review of Canadian Studies, and International Public Opinion and the Bosnia Crisis (Lexington Books). Patrick James is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California (PhD, University of Maryland, College Park). James is the author of ten books and over a hundred articles and book chapters. Nelson Michaud is Associate professor of Political Science and International Relations, Chair of the Groupe d'études, de recherche et de formation internationales (GERFI), and Chair of the Laboratoire d'étude sur les politiques publiques et la mondialisation at the École nationale d'administration publique; he is Fellow of the Canadian Defence and foreign Affairs Institute, Researcher-Member of the Institut Québécois des Hautes Études Internationales, Associate Researcher at the Centre d'études interaméricaines and Research fellow at the Centre for foreign policy studies (Dalhousie University).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Canadian Foreign Policy in a New Millennium: The Search for Understanding Chapter 2 The Prime Minister, PMO & PCO: Makers of Canadian Foreign Policy? Chapter 3 Forty Years of Neglect, Indifference, and Apathy: The Relentless Decline of Canada's Armed Forces Chapter 4 The Evolution of Liberalization in Canada's Trade Policy Chapter 5 Foreign Policy by Other Means: Paradiplomacy and the Canadian Provinces Chapter 6 "There Are No Half-Countries:" Canada, La Francophonie, and the Projection of Canadian Biculturalism, 1960-2002 Chapter 7 Lending Forces: Canada's Military Peacekeeping Chapter 8 International Conflict Prevention: An Assessment of Canadian Perceptions and Policies Chapter 9 Canadian Official Development Assistance Policy: Juggling the National Interest and Humanitarian Impulses Chapter 10 Canadian Foreign Policy and International Human Rights Chapter 11 Canada and International Financial Policy: Non-Hegemonic Leadership and Systemic Stability Chapter 12 Canada as a Northern Nation: Finding a Role for the Arctic Council Chapter 13 Canada in Latin America: A Foreign Policy of Ambivalence, Pragmatism, or Inconsistency? Chapter 14 Canadian Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Reflexive Multilateralism in an Evolving World Chapter 15 The Political Economy of Canada's Relations with the European Union Chapter 16 Canada-U.S. Relations: Personality, Pattern, and Domestic Politics Chapter 17 Canada's Military Capability and Sovereignty At the Dawn of the New Century Chapter 18 The Foundations of Canadian Foreign Policy: Federalism, Confederalism, International Law, and the Québec Precedent Chapter 19 Civil-Military Relations and Canadian Foreign Policy: The Case of Gender Integration and the Canadian Navy Chapter 20 Civil Society Participation in Canadian Foreign Policy: Expanded Consultation in the Chrétien Years Chapter 21 Understanding Canada's Foreign Policy Challenges

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