A major contribution to the study of paradiplomacy and to Canadian
foreign policy and federalism. This is a very important subject and,
until now, there has been no study of all ten provinces.
Kukucha's book demonstrates a complete mastery of the cases and
of the secondary literature, and is most impressive for its original
research, parts of which are drawn from interviews with key actors.
- Andre Lecours, co-author of Nationalism and Social Policy:
The Politics of Territorial Solidarity
Kukucha has written a fresh analysis of a significant and important
development in the evolution of Canadian federalism, public policy, and
the effects of globalization: the evolving role of the provinces in
Canadian foreign trade policy. His is the first major book on this
topic in over fifteen years and breaks new ground in applying
international relations literature to domestic institutional
- Doug Brown, co-author of Contested Federalism: Certainty
and Ambiguity in the Canadian Federation
Christopher J. Kukucha is an associate professor of political science at the University of Lethbridge and co-editor of Readings in Canadian Foreign Trade Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas.
Preface List of Abbreviations Part 1: Systemic Factors and Canadian Federalism 1 The Role of Provinces in the Global Political Economy 2 International Pressures and Canadian Federalism 3 The Federal-Provincial Committee System on International Trade Part 2: Considerations of Process and Outcome 4 The Political Executive in Provincial Foreign Trade Policy 5 Bureaucratic and Legislative Pressures 6 Issues of Implementation, Negotiation, and Consultation 7 Is Anybody Listening? Evaluating Societal Considerations 8 Dominant Ideas, Ideology, and Intrusive Neoliberalism Part 3: Evaluating Regimes and Change 9 Non-Central Governments' Cross-Border Functional Relations 10 Canadian Provinces and Emerging Regional Environment and Labour Regimes Conclusion Notes Selected Bibliography Index