Diplomatic Departures: The Conservative Era in Canadian Foreign Policy, 1984 - 93 (Canada and International Relations)

Diplomatic Departures: The Conservative Era in Canadian Foreign Policy, 1984 - 93 (Canada and International Relations)

By: Kim Richard Nossal (editor), Nelson Michaud (editor)Hardback

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In September 1984, Brian Mulroney's Conservatives swept the general election with 211 seats -- the largest majority in Canadian history. For nine years the party held power, during which time some of the most important changes in the history of Canadian foreign policy were enacted. The most well known of these was the negotiation and ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but there were other crucial departures from established foreign policy.Diplomatic Departures is the first major scholarly examination of the foreign policy decisions made during this period. It provides a fresh analysis of the Mulroney government's approach to foreign policy and questions the assumption that a shift in Canadian-American relations under the Tories was the only notable departure from traditional Canadian statecraft. The contributors to this volume come from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds, and address both policy issues -- such as free trade, continentalized energy, good governance, environmental protectionism, and international peacekeeping -- and the policy-making process. Undergraduates, academics, journalists, politicians, and those with a critical interest in Canadian government policy will find this book to be an insightful and provocative analysis of the Mulroney government's lasting impact on foreign policy.

About Author

Nelson Michaud teaches at the Ecole nationale d'administration publique (Universite du Quebec) and is Research Fellow at the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University. Kim Richard Nossal is the Department Head of Political Studies at Queen's University. Contributors: Barbara McDougall, Denis Stairs, Brian Tomlin, Tammy L. Nemeth, Heather Smith, Rob Huebert, Norrin Ripsman, Manon Tessier, Michel Fortmann, Luc Bernier, Gordon Mace, Andrew F. Cooper, David M. Black, Paul Gecelovsky, Tom Keating, J.H. Taylor, Claire Turenne Sjolander, and Roy Norton.


Foreword / Barbara J. McDougall Acronyms Part 1: Introduction 1 The Conservative Era in Canadian Foreign Policy, 1984-93 / Nelson Michaud and Kim Richard Nossal 2 Architects or Engineers? The Conservatives and Foreign Policy / Denis Stairs Part 2: Policy Issues 3 Leaving the Past Behind: The Free Trade Initiative / Brian Tomlin 4 Continental Drift: Energy Policy and Canadian-American Relations / Tammy L. Nemeth 5 Shades of Grey in Canada's Greening during the Mulroney Era / Heather A. Smith 6 A Northern Foreign Policy: The Politics of Ad Hocery / Rob Huebert 7 Big Eyes and Empty Pockets: The Two Phases of Conservative Defence Policy / Norrin M. Ripsman 8 The Conservative Approach to International Peacekeeping / Manon Tessier and Michel Fortmann 9 Mulroney's International "Beau Risque": The Golden Age of Quebec's Foreign Policy / Luc Bernier 10 Explaining the Decision to Join the OAS: An Interpretation / Gordon Mace 11 Good Global Governance or Political Opportunism? Mulroney and UN Social Conferences / Andrew F. Cooper 12 How Exceptional? Assessing the Anti-Apartheid "Crusade" / David M. Black 13 Liberal Internationalism for Conservatives: The Good Governance Initiative / Paul Gecelovsky and Tom Keating Part 3: The Policy-Making Process 14 The Conservatives and Foreign Policy-Making: A Foreign Service View / J.H. Taylor 15 Adding Women but Forgetting to Stir: Gender and Foreign Policy in the Mulroney Era / Claire Turenne Sjolander 16 Ethnic Groups and Conservative Foreign Policy / Roy Norton 17 Bureaucratic Politics and the Making of the 1987 Defence White Paper / Nelson Michaud 18 Opening Up the Policy Process: How Important Is Party? / Kim Richard Nossal 19 Diplomatic Departures? Assessing the Conservative Era in Foreign Policy / Nelson Michaud and Kim Richard Nossal Appendices A Chronology of Events, 1984-93 B Photo Gallery C Foreign Policy Appointments, 1984-93 Bibliographical Essay Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780774808644
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9780774808644
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 0774808640

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