Geoffrey Hale is a professor of political science at the University of Lethbridge.
1 Introduction: The Elephant and the Beaver - Proximity and Distance in Perspective Part 1: Three Dimensions of Canada-US Relations 2 Guns, Globes, and Gardening: The Political-Strategic Dimension 3 Multi-Level Games: The Trade-Commercial Dimension 4 Neighbo(u)rs, Friends, and Strangers: The Psychological-Cultural Dimension Part 2: Tactics and Strategies - Political and Procedural Dimensions 5 Governing from the Centre? Political and Policy Coordination in the Management of Canada-US Relations 6 Network Diplomacy: Engaging the Executive Branch 7 Canada and Congress 8 Canadian Public Diplomacy in the United States: Promoting Canadian Interests, Fostering Networks of Interest 9 Beyond the Beltway: Federalism, Regionalism, and Cross-Border Relations Part 3: Specific Policy Fields 10 Smart Borders or Thicker Borders? Homeland Security and Public Safety Policies 11 Security, Facilitation, and the Border: Strategic Drift, Operational Segmentation 12 "Just a Trade Dispute?" Proximity and Distance from Different Perspectives 13 Shared Energy, Shared Energies? Engaging American Energy Policies in a North American Context 14 Conclusion: Managing Bilateral Relations in an Evolving North America Notes Bibliography Index