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Canada's international policies : agendas, alternatives, and politics /
Brian W. Tomlin, Norman Hillmer, and Fen Osler Hampson.
imprint
Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, c2008.
description
vi, 432 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0195421094, 9780195421095
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Book
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imprint
Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, c2008.
isbn
0195421094
9780195421095
catalogue key
6267582
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [378]-415) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Brian W. Tomlin is professor of international affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. Norman Hillmer is professor of history and international affairs at Carleton University. Fen Osler Hampson is the director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University.
Summaries
Main Description
Canada's International Policies is a landmark study of policy change and innovation in Canada's international relations. It explains why policies change when they do. The volume provides students of Canada's international relations with a close-up view of the critical factors and forces thatcontribute to policy transformation so that they can understand the how and why of the policy making process. It shows how policy makers wrestle with tough policy choices and why they end up making the decisions they do. The breadth of the volume is impressive, focusing on important turning points in the evolution of Canada's international policies across the domains of trade, investment, development, defence, and human security from the early days of the Cold War to the present. It describes a changinginternational environment and how that environment has impinged on policy choices. It also discusses the complex domestic and bureaucratic politics of decision-making. Canada's International Policies offers an innovative application of an evolutionary multiple streams model of decision-making to explain why certain problems land on the policy agenda and why a particular policy alternative is selected to address specific problems. In doing so, it highlights theimportance of statecraft and the specific qualities of leadership that come into play in the ongoing policy battles between ideas, interests, and values. Unlike so many texts on international relations that offer dry, theoretical discussions of the foreign policy process, Canada's InternationalPolicies gives students a real taste of the rough and tumble world of decision-making, viewed through the lens of a sophisticated, analytical framework.
Main Description
Canada's International Policiesis a landmark study of policy change and innovation in Canada's international relations. It explains why policies change when they do. The volume provides students of Canada's international relations with a close-up view of the critical factors and forces that contribute to policy transformation so that they can understand the how and why of the policy making process. It shows how policy makers wrestle with tough policy choices and why they end up making the decisions they do. The breadth of the volume is impressive, focusing on important turning points in the evolution of Canada's international policies across the domains of trade, investment, development, defense, and human security from the early days of the Cold War to the present. It describes a changing international environment and how that environment has impinged on policy choices. It also discusses the complex domestic and bureaucratic politics of decision-making. Canada's International Policiesoffers an innovative application of an evolutionary multiple streams model of decision-making to explain why certain problems land on the policy agenda and why a particular policy alternative is selected to address specific problems. In doing so, it highlights the importance of statecraft and the specific qualities of leadership that come into play in the ongoing policy battles between ideas, interests, and values. Unlike so many texts on international relations that offer dry, theoretical discussions of the foreign policy process, Canada's International Policies gives students a real taste of the rough and tumble world of decision-making, viewed through the lens of a sophisticated, analytical framework.
Main Description
Drawing on a multiple-streams model of policy-making that encompasses problems, policies, and politics, this landmark text offers a close-up view of the factors that contribute to policy change and innovation in Canada's international relations. Covering the period from the early days of the Cold War to the present, post-9/11 era, the text focuses on key points in the evolution of Canada's stance on foreign trade and investment, defence and human security, and international development, while looking at the internal and external factors that have affected those policies. In spite of its sophisticated analytical framework, Canada's International Policies moves beyond theoretical discussion of the policy process to give readers a real taste of the rough-and-tumble world of political decision-making. In doing so, it highlights the importance of statecraft and diplomacy and the specific qualities of leadership that come into play in the ongoing policy battles over interests, ideas, and values.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. V
Canada in International Affairsp. 1
p. 29
Streams in the Investment Policy Processp. 29
The Evolution of Foreign Investment Policyp. 47
p. 60
Streams in the Trade Policy Processp. 60
The Evolution of International Trade Policyp. 77
p. 101
Streams in the Defence Policy Processp. 101
The Evolution of National Defence Policyp. 132
p. 155
Streams in the Development Policy Processp. 155
The Evolution of International Development Policyp. 178
p. 202
Streams in the Human Security Policy Processp. 202
The Evolution of Human Security Policyp. 230
Canada's International Policiesp. 262
Case Studiesp. 275
Introductionp. 275
Policy Making and the Culture/Trade Quandaryp. 277
Negotiating the Convention on Anti-personnel Landminesp. 293
Sino-Canadian Relations, 1949-2005p. 305
Canada-US Relations and the Devils Lake Disputep. 317
Turning the Corner on the Kyoto Protocolp. 332
International Assistance to Secure Access to Essential Medicinesp. 348
Notesp. 361
Referencesp. 378
Indexp. 416
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