Alliance and Illusion: Canada and the World, 1945-1984

Alliance and Illusion: Canada and the World, 1945-1984

By: Robert Bothwell (author)Hardback

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Alliance and Illusion is the definitive assessment of the domestic and international aspects of Canadian foreign policy in the modern era. Robert Bothwell provides nuanced studies of Canada's leaders and discusses international currents that drove Canadian external affairs, from American influence over Vietnam and the draft dodgers, to the French case of de Gaulle's eruption into Quebec in 1967. This definitive recounting and assessment of Canadian foreign policy in the modern era fills a crucial gap in Canadian history and provides invaluable context for understanding Canada's present-day foreign policy dilemmas.

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Robert Bothwell is one of Canada's foremost historians and a leading expert on Canadian international relations. He holds the May Gluskin Chair in Canadian History at the University of Toronto, where he is Director of the international relations program at Trinity College.


Introduction 1 Construction and Reconstruction: Canada in 1945 2 Real Prosperity and Illusory Diplomacy 3 Realigning Canadian Foreign Policy, 1945-1947 4 Dividing the World, 1947-1949 5 Confronting a Changing Asia, 1945-1950 6 From Korea to the Rhine 7 The Era of Good Feeling, 1953-1957 8 Diefenbaker and the Dwindling British Connection 9 Nuclear Nightmares, 1957-1963 10 Innocence at Home: Economic Diplomacy in the 1960s 11 Innocence Abroad: Fumbling for Peace in Indochina 12 Vietnam and Canadian-American Relations 13 National Unity and Foreign Policy 14 Changing the Meaning of Defence 15 National Security and Social Security 16 The 1970s Begin 17 Parallel Lives: Nixon Meets Trudeau 18 The Pursuit of Promises 19 Canada First, 1976-1984 20 Returning to the Centre Conclusion: Multilateral by Profession, Muddled by Nature Notes Further Reading Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/05/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780774813686
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780774813686
  • weight: 971
  • ISBN10: 0774813687

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