Harper’s World: The Politicization of Canadian Foreign Policy, 2006-2015
In examining the nuts and bolts of former prime minister Stephen Harper’s foreign policy universe between 2006-2015, Harper’s World turns to key foreign policy experts to break down and evaluate Harper’s international policies—from relations with China to his engagement with Canada’s Arctic region. In explaining both the what and the why of Harper’s foreign policy record, this book argues that the policy decisions of Harper’s Conservative government were primarily shaped and motivated by domestic, regional, and, most importantly, electoral calculations.
Bringing together Canada’s leading foreign policy specialists, Harper’s World identifies the push and pull factors of Harper’s approach to various Canadian foreign policy issues. This collection offers original analyses, factual evidence, case studies, and supporting documentation to shed light on Harper’s foreign policy orientation during his almost ten in power.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 400 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationPeter McKenna is a professor of Political Science at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Table of contents
Part I: Contextual Environment
1. Introduction: Stephen Harper and Canadian Foreign Policy
2. Primat der Wahlurne: Ideology and Politicization in Harper’s Foreign Policy
Kim Richard Nossal
3. Bullies, Busy-work and Bureaucrats Inside `Fort Pearson’ During the Harper Years
Part II: Multilateral Perspectives
4. Stephen Harper’s Canada and the United Nations: A Tale Full of Sound and Fury?
Alistair D. Edgar
5. International Climate Change Policy in the Harper Era
Mark Winfield and Vanessa Scanga
6. Learning the Hard Way: Harper, Canadian Defence Policy and Combatting International Terror
Jeffrey Rice and Stéfanie Von Hlatky
7. Stephen Harper’s War in Afghanistan: Eagerly In, Cautiously Out
Part III: Bilateral and Regional Relationships
8. Stephen Harper and the Politics of Canada-U.S. Relations
9. Trade in the Key of Blue: Canadian Economic Diplomacy in the Harper Years
10. The Recasting of the Arctic Sovereignty Theme: Assessing Harper’s Arctic Foreign Policy
11. Canada and the Americas: From Liberal to Conservative Internationalism
Jean-Philippe Thérien, Gordon Mace and Hugo Lavoie-Deslongchamps
12. China Choices: The Harper Era and Its Legacy
13. Stephen Harper: “To Russia With Love”
David Carment with Milana Nikolko and Katarina Koleva
14. Canada and Israel Under the Harper Conservatives: Interpreting a Radical Shift in Foreign Policy
15. The Harper Government and Sub-Saharan Africa: The End of Aspiration?
David R. Black
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