Canada and the Beijing Conference on Women : governmental politics and NGO participation /
Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon.
Vancouver : UBC Press, c2001.
xii, 252 p. ; 24 cm.
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Vancouver : UBC Press, c2001.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references: p. [236]-241.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario.
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Main Description
This book examines the process by which Canada#146;s policies for the Fourth World Conference on Women were formulated: a process that involved federal government officials from some twenty departments, provincial representatives, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from across Canada. Riddell-Dixon relates the findings of her study to two broad concerns in the literature on Canadian foreign policy-making. First, she assesses the relative importance of developments in the international arena on the one hand, and of domestic pressures on the other in determining foreign policy. Secondly, she considers the effectiveness of government efforts to democratize foreign policy. Canada and the Beijing Conference on Women concludes by offering some points for NGOs to consider when developing lobbying strategies, as well as points for government officials to take into account when considering measures to facilitate NGO participation in the policy-making processes for future world conferences. Full of interviews with the key players involved, this book will interest scholars in Canadian foreign policy, women#146;s studies, public policy, as well as diplomats and public servants.
Table of Contents
Acronymsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 3
The Road to Beijingp. 15
Governmental Politicsp. 33
Nongovernmental Organizations within Canadap. 56
Canadian Delegationp. 82
Canadian NGOs at the International Negotiationsp. 112
Canada and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Actionp. 144
Building on the Past, Looking to the Futurep. 171
Appendicesp. 201
Notesp. 209
Intervieweesp. 234
Selected Bibliographyp. 236
Indexp. 242
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