Recent Canadian foreign policy has fixated upon Canada's former status as a middle power within a small club of western, democratic states. The emergence of a US-dominated world and of an integrated North American economy and the decline of multilateral rules and institutions as prime instruments of global governance have left Canadian foreign policy searching for new purpose and direction. From Pride to Influence brings Canadian foreign policy into the twenty-first century by grounding it in a conception of the national interest that accepts the primacy of the United States in guaranteeing Canadian national security and prosperity.
It will appeal to the engaged public, practitioners, analysts, and senior undergraduate and graduate classes focused on Canadian foreign policy.
Michael Hart is Simon Reisman Professor of Trade Policy, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law at Carleton University. He is the author of Decision at Midnight: Inside the Canada-US Free-Trade Negotiations and A Trading Nation: Canadian Trade Policy from Colonialism to Globalization.
Preface 1 Doing Foreign Policy 2 Fads, Fashions, and Competing Perspectives 3 The Making of Canadian Foreign Policy 4 Legacies from the Past 5 The Global Search for Security 6 The Global Search for Prosperity 7 Ties That Bind 8 Myths, Perceptions, Values, and Canada-US Relations 9 Managing Relations with the United States 10 A World of Infinite Options 11 Doing Foreign Policy ... Seriously ... in the Twenty-First Century Notes Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading Index