The World Won't Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its International Policies

Edited by Roland Paris and Taylor Owen

© 2015

The need for an ambitious and forward-looking Canadian international strategy has never been greater. The worldwide changes that jeopardize Canadian security and prosperity are profound, ranging from the globalization of commerce, crime, and political extremism to the impact of climate change on the economy and environment. The reaction from Canada’s policymakers, at least so far, has been underwhelming.

In The World Won’t Wait, some of Canada’s brightest thinkers respond. Covering both classic foreign policy issues such as international security, human rights, and global institutions and emerging issues like internet governance, climate change, and sustainable development, their essays offer fresh and provocative responses to today’s challenges and opportunities. The proposals are striking and the contributors diverse: Toronto’s chief city planner makes the case that Canada needs a global urban agenda, while a prominent mining executive explains how to revitalize the country’s position as a world leader in the sector. Their essays are sure to spark the kind of debate that Canada requires if its international policy is to evolve into the twenty-first century.

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  • Series: UTP Insights
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 240 pages
  • Illustrations: 4
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
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In The World Won’t Wait, some of Canada’s brightest thinkers present essays on both classic foreign policy issues such as international security, human rights, and global institutions and emerging issues like internet governance, climate change, and sustainable development.

The World Won't Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its International Policies

Edited by Roland Paris and Taylor Owen

© 2015

The need for an ambitious and forward-looking Canadian international strategy has never been greater. The worldwide changes that jeopardize Canadian security and prosperity are profound, ranging from the globalization of commerce, crime, and political extremism to the impact of climate change on the economy and environment. The reaction from Canada’s policymakers, at least so far, has been underwhelming.

In The World Won’t Wait, some of Canada’s brightest thinkers respond. Covering both classic foreign policy issues such as international security, human rights, and global institutions and emerging issues like internet governance, climate change, and sustainable development, their essays offer fresh and provocative responses to today’s challenges and opportunities. The proposals are striking and the contributors diverse: Toronto’s chief city planner makes the case that Canada needs a global urban agenda, while a prominent mining executive explains how to revitalize the country’s position as a world leader in the sector. Their essays are sure to spark the kind of debate that Canada requires if its international policy is to evolve into the twenty-first century.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: UTP Insights
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 240 pages
  • Illustrations: 4
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    The World Won’t Wait is the clearest and most comprehensive collection of progressive thinking on Canadian international policy available today. This book is a forceful and provocative contribution to an international policy conversation that is, or at least should be, taking place across the country.”


    Adam Chapnick, Department of Defence Studies, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Author Information

    Roland Paris is an associate professor and the director of the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa.


    Taylor Owen is an assistant professor in the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia and a senior fellow at the Columbia Journalism School.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction – A Transforming World (Roland Paris and Taylor Owen)

    Chapter 1 – Dealing with Rapid Change and Systemic Risk: A Smart Canadian Approach to Global Institutions and Partnerships (Yves Tiberghien)

    Chapter 2 – Why Canada’s Global Commerce Policy Needs to Lean In (Danielle Goldfarb)

    Chapter 3 – Towards an International Strategy for Liveable Cities (Jennifer Keesmaat)

    Chapter 4 – Make Canada the World Leader in Mining Innovation (Andrea Mandel-Campbell)

    Chapter 5 – Canadian Hydrocarbon Resources in an Era of Manufactured Energy (Andrew Leach)

    Chapter 6 – Brown Meets Green: How Can Canada’s Resource-Intensive Economy Prosper in a Low Carbon World? (Stewart Elgie)

    Chapter 7 – Meeting Global Demand for Institutional Innovation in Internet Governance (Mark Raymond)

    Chapter 8 – Platform for Leadership:  Building a New Generation’s Role in Global Sustainable Development (John W. McArthur )

    Chapter 9 – Canada’s International Security Agenda (Jonathan Paquin)

    Chapter 10 – Towards a New Canadian Human Rights Diplomacy (David Petrasek)

    Chapter 11 – Protecting Civilians in Conflict: A Constructive Role for Canada (Emily Paddon and Jennifer M. Welsh)

    Conclusion – Imagining a More Ambitious Canada (Roland Paris and Taylor Owen)

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