A major contribution to the study of paradiplomacy and to Canadianforeign 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 andof the secondary literature, and is most impressive for its originalresearch, 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 importantdevelopment in the evolution of Canadian federalism, public policy, andthe effects of globalization: the evolving role of the provinces inCanadian foreign trade policy. His is the first major book on thistopic in over fifteen years and breaks new ground in applyinginternational relations literature to domestic institutionalpolitics.
- Doug Brown, co-author of Contested Federalism: Certaintyand Ambiguity in the Canadian Federation
Christopher J. Kukucha is an associate professor ofpolitical science at the University of Lethbridge and co-editor ofReadings in Canadian Foreign Trade Policy: Classic Debates and NewIdeas.
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 LabourRegimes Conclusion Notes Selected Bibliography Index