Harper’s World: The Politicization of Canadian Foreign Policy, 2006-2015

Edited by Peter McKenna

© 2021

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.

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  • Page Count: 400 pages
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Harper’s World examines Stephen Harper’s foreign policy orientation during his time as Prime Minister of Canada.

Harper’s World: The Politicization of Canadian Foreign Policy, 2006-2015

Edited by Peter McKenna

© 2021

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.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Peter McKenna is a professor of Political Science at the University of Prince Edward Island.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments
    Preface

    Part I: Contextual Environment
    1. Introduction: Stephen Harper and Canadian Foreign Policy
    Peter Mckenna

    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
    Peter Mckenna

    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
    Justin Massie

    Part III: Bilateral and Regional Relationships

    8. Stephen Harper and the Politics of Canada-U.S. Relations
    Duane Bratt

    9. Trade in the Key of Blue: Canadian Economic Diplomacy in the Harper Years
    Asa Mckercher

    10. The Recasting of the Arctic Sovereignty Theme: Assessing Harper’s Arctic Foreign Policy   
    Andrea Charron
             
    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
    Paul Evans

    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
    Shaun Narine

    15. The Harper Government and Sub-Saharan Africa: The End of Aspiration?
    David R. Black
           
    Conclusion
    Contributors
    Index

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