This collection brings together a wide range of authoritative,
informed perspectives on issues of ethics and security facing Canadians
in the turbulent global environment of the twenty-first century. These
reflections, by some of the leading scholars in the field, link the
abstract analytical and philosophical questions of "ethics"
to the critical and challenging questions of decision-making practice
in Canadian foreign policy.
Contributors to this volume deal with both the abstract notions of
value, culture, norms, and ethics, and the concrete questions of
policy, law, and enforcement. They assess the challenges and the
opportunities presented by new concepts, such as human security, mutual
vulnerability, soft power, global cultural scripts, "good
governance," and niche diplomacy, for foreign policy decision
making. The addition of suggested seminar questions, a list of further
readings, and a sample course outline add to the usefulness of this
text in a practical classroom setting.
Rosalind Irwin teaches political science at York University and is a research associate at York's Centre for International and Security Studies.
Part 1: Introduction 1 Linking Ethics and Security in Canadian Foreign Policy / Rosalind Irwin Part 2: Ethics and Security: Conceptual and Analytical Issues within a Changing Global Context 2 The Ethics of Mutual Vulnerability: A Developmental Perspective for Foreign Policy / Jorge Nef 3 The Ethics of Development Assistance and Human Security: From Realism and Sovereigntism to Cosmopolitanism / Peter Penz Part 3: Ethics and Canadian Policies towards Human Rights and Development Assistance 4 Moral Vision and Foreign Policy: The Case of Canadian Development Assistance / Cranford Pratt 5 Niche Diplomacy in Canadian Human Rights Policy: Ethics or Economics? / Heather Smith 6 Gender, Food Security, and Foreign Policy Towards Africa: Women Farmers in Kenya and the Right to Sustenance / Terisa E. Turner, Leigh S. Brownhill, and Wahu M. Kaara Part 4: International Humanitarian Law and Norms 7 Soft Power, Moral Suasion, and Establishing the International Criminal Court: Canadian Contributions / W. Andy Knight 8 Echoes of Apartheid? Canada, Nigeria, and the Politics of Norms / David Black 9 Theorizing the Landmine Campaign: Ethics, Global Cultural Scripts, and the Laws of War / Andrew Latham Part 5: Humanitarian Intervention and Democratization 10 Humanitarian Intervention in Zaire: A Case study of Humanitarian Realism / Howard Adelman 11 Promoting Democracy in Haiti: Assessing the Practical and Ethical Implications / Tom Keating Part 6: The Ethics of Energy and Natural Resource Security: Fishing and Nuclear Policy 12 The Ethics of CANDU Exports / Duane Bratt 13 Fishing for Norms: Foreign Policy and the Turbot Dispute of 1995 / Peter J. Stoett Part 7: Conclusions 14 Towards Human Security? / Rosalind Irwin Questions for Discussion Suggested Readings Contributors Index