Australia and Canada, two former colonies of the British Empire, can be compared and contrasted in illuminating ways. Parties Long Estranged brings together recent and original work by some of the top names in history and political science in Canada and Australia. These contributors cover the entire twentieth century and examine many aspects of Canadian-Australian relations: trade; civil aviation; military, constitutional, imperial, and diplomatic relations; Aboriginal rights; nation building; the role of middle powers; and attitudes toward the Empire.This timely volume is well situated in the field of comparative studies, a new and growing area. Parties Long Estranged will have special appeal to everyone interested in foreign affairs, the British Commonwealth and its dismantling, constitutional history, and international relations.
Margaret MacMillan is Provost of Trinity College, University of Toronto, and the author of Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, among many other publications. Francine McKenzie teaches history at the University of Western Ontario and is the author of Redefining the Bonds of Commonwealth 1939-1948: The Politics of Preference.
Acknowledgments Introduction / Francine McKenzie and Margaret MacMillan Part 1: Decolonization and Nation Building 1 Sibling Rivalry: Australia and Canada from the Boer War to the Great War / Margaret MacMillan 2 Coming of Age: Independence and Foreign Policy in Canada and Australia, 1931-45 / Francine McKenzie 3 Colonization of Indigenous Peoples: The Movement toward a New Relationship / Peter Russell Part 2: Rivals, Allies, and Models 4 Australia and Canada in the World of International Commercial Aviation / David MacKenzie 5 "She Should Have Thought of Herself First": Canada and Military Aid to Australia, 1939-45 / Galen Perras 6 In the Wake of Canada: Australia's Middle Power Diplomacy and the Attempt to Join the Atomic Special Relationship, 1943-57 / Wayne Reynolds 7 Governments and Defectors: Responses to the Defections of Gouzenko in Canada and Petrov in Australia / Frank Cain 8 Diplomacy in Easy Chairs: Casey, Pearson, and Australian-Canadian Relations, 1951-7 / Christopher Waters 9 The Limits of Like-Mindedness: Australia, Canada, and Multilateral Trade / Ann Capling and Kim Richard Nossal 10 Keeping in Touch: Patterns of Networking in the Canadian-Australian Diplomatic Relationship / Andrew F. Cooper Conclusion / Francine McKenzie and Margaret MacMillan Select Bibliography Contributors Index