Navigating a Changing World: Canada's International Policies in an Age of Uncertainties

Edited by Geoffrey Hale and Greg Anderson

© 2021

The negotiation of the Canada–United StatesU.S. Free Trade Aagreement in 1985–88 initiated a period of substantially increased North American, and later, global, economic integration. However, events since the election of Donald Trump in 2016 have created the potential for major policy shifts arising from NAFTA’s renegotiation and from continuing political uncertainties in the United States and with Canada’s other major trading partners.

Navigating a Changing World draws together scholars from both countries to examine Canada–U.S. policy relations, the evolution of various processes for regulating market and human movements across national borders, and the specific application of these dynamics to a cross-section of policy fields with significant implications for Canadian public policy. This bookIt explores the interaction impact of territorial institutions and extra-territorial forces – institutional, economic, and technological, among others – on interactions across national borders, both within North America and, where relevant, in broader economic relationships affecting the movement of goods, services, people, and capital. Above all, Navigating a Changing World represents the first major study to address Canada’s international policy relations within and beyond North America since the elections of Justin Trudeau in 2015 and Donald Trump in 2016 and the renegotiation of NAFTA.

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This volume addresses the governance and evolution of Canada’s international policies, and the challenges facing Canada’s international policy relations on multiple fronts.

Navigating a Changing World: Canada's International Policies in an Age of Uncertainties

Edited by Geoffrey Hale and Greg Anderson

© 2021

The negotiation of the Canada–United StatesU.S. Free Trade Aagreement in 1985–88 initiated a period of substantially increased North American, and later, global, economic integration. However, events since the election of Donald Trump in 2016 have created the potential for major policy shifts arising from NAFTA’s renegotiation and from continuing political uncertainties in the United States and with Canada’s other major trading partners.

Navigating a Changing World draws together scholars from both countries to examine Canada–U.S. policy relations, the evolution of various processes for regulating market and human movements across national borders, and the specific application of these dynamics to a cross-section of policy fields with significant implications for Canadian public policy. This bookIt explores the interaction impact of territorial institutions and extra-territorial forces – institutional, economic, and technological, among others – on interactions across national borders, both within North America and, where relevant, in broader economic relationships affecting the movement of goods, services, people, and capital. Above all, Navigating a Changing World represents the first major study to address Canada’s international policy relations within and beyond North America since the elections of Justin Trudeau in 2015 and Donald Trump in 2016 and the renegotiation of NAFTA.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 624 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.5in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "Hale and Anderson have produced an outstandingly comprehensive and insightful review of the myriad challenges facing Canada as it grapples with developing effective policy responses in a rapidly changing international economic and political order. Canada is, as the editors state, at a ‘"crossroads,"’ and whether the route ahead is to be a smooth or a bumpy ride will in no small measure be a function of how policymakers address the manifold dilemmas that are so intelligently limned analyzed in this volume. Navigating a Changing World is a major contribution to scholarship on Canadian foreign economic policy, with a breadth of coverage that has rarely been equalled, and never surpassed, in any previous work."


    David G. Haglund, professor of political studies, Queen’s University

    "Navigating a Changing World is the most comprehensive and currentup-to-date analysis of the state of Canada’s international policy relations and covers both breadth and depth of the subject matter. Hale and Anderson successfully balance theoretical perspectives, including debates about sovereignty and a-territoriality, with policy considerations, such as cabotage and regulatory cooperation, situating the range of topics covered within the contemporary economic and political landscape of Canada, and Canada’s international relations."


    Laurie Trautman, director of Border Policy Research Institute, Western Washington University

    "The importance of the issues discussed and analyzed in this text should not be underestimated. Significant and far-reaching changes to global alliances and long-term treaties are taking place at a dizzying rate in terms of global alliances and long-term treaties at a pace that has left many – including many global and area scholars – numbed by the rapidity at which long-standing organizations are shifting and even crumbling. The scope of topics and quality of scholarship in Navigating a Changing World will undoubtedly serve as a source for high-level policy recommendations for various agencies in Canada and the United States as well as in other national agencies."


    Timothy J. Pasch, associate professor of communication, University of North Dakota
  • Author Information

    Geoffrey Hale is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge.


    Greg Anderson is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.
  • Table of contents

    Illustrations
    Tables
    Preface

    1. Geoffrey Hale and Greg Anderson – Canada at the Crossroads
    Canada’s International Policy Relations in an Era of Political and Economic Uncertainty

    Part I – Overarching Issues
    2. Greg Anderson and David Jones – The Great Unraveling? The Construction and Deconstruction of North America’s Governance Architecture     
    3. Christopher Kukucha – Days of Future Past: Evaluating Canadian Foreign Trade Policies           
    4. Geoffrey Hale – International Regulatory Cooperation and Multi-Level Governance: Motives, Methods and Outcomes      
    5. Greg Anderson – ‘Who is Us?’ The Shifting Sands of Foreign Direct Investment Policies

    Part II – Market Movements, Human Flows and Canada’s Multidimensional Borders
    6. Geoffrey Hale – Cross-Border Movements and Governance: A  Multi-Dimensional Shifting Landscape     
    7.  Meredith B. Lilly – Reforming High-Skilled Temporary Worker Programs in Canada and the United States: Both Sticks and Carrots    
    8. Geoffrey Hale – Managing Cross-Cutting Interdependencies: Canada`s Cross-Border Transportation and Infrastructure Regimes in a North American and
    International Context        
    9. Barry E. Prentice and John Coleman – Dividing and Uniting Transportation Border Markets: The Role of Cabotage      
    10. Geoffrey Hale – National Security and Economic Security: Distributed vs. Hierarchical Management of Domestic and Critical Infrastructure Security in Canada and North America        
    11. Debora Van Nijnatten and Carolyn Johns – Environmental vs. Territorial Borders: Canada-US Cooperation on Environmental Issues and the Resilience of Transboundary Governance

    Part III – Trans-Border and Cross-Border Regions
    12. Patricia Dewey Lambert -- Cross-Border Regionalism in Western Canada 
    13. Stephen Tomblin – Cross-Border Constraints and Dynamics in the Northeast         
    14. Kathryn Bryk Friedman – Attributes of Cross-Border Economic Policy-Making in the Great Lakes Economic Region: Insights into Complex Bordering Processes at the Subnational Scale       
    15. Carolyn James – Canada’s Arctic Boundaries and the United States: Binational vs. Bilateral Policy Making in North America

    Part IV – Sectoral and Sub-Sectoral Issues
    16. Brendan A. Sweeney – Whither Canada’s automotive industry?  Policy, trade and regional competitiveness.     
    17. Monica Gattinger – Canadian Energy in North America and Beyond: Between an Economic Rock and a Progressive Hard Place.    
    18. William A. Kerr and Jill E. Hobbs -- Is NAFTA’s Northern Border Thickening for Agri-food Products?      
    19. Mathilde Bourgeon and √Člisabeth Vallet – U.S. International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Quebec’s Aerospace Industry    
    20. Geoffrey Hale and Greg Anderson - Capacity for Choice? Managing International Policy Relations in a World of Shifting Borders

     List of Contributors         
    Bibliography   
    Endnotes

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