Canada's Foreign and Security Policy: Soft and Hard Strategies of a Middle Power by Nik HynekCanada's Foreign and Security Policy: Soft and Hard Strategies of a Middle Power by Nik Hynek

Canada's Foreign and Security Policy: Soft and Hard Strategies of a Middle Power

EditorNik Hynek, David Bosold

Paperback | October 21, 2009

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 315 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


A compilation of brand-new research and writing from leading Canadian and European experts on Canadian foreign policy, Canada's Foreign and Security Policy: Soft and Hard Strategies of a Middle Power re-examines Canada's political place and international influence in the contemporary world. Ashalf of the contributors are non-Canadians, this 'outside-in' character of the book offers a unique perspective on internal versus external role perception, recognizing the disparity between Canada's national self-image and interpretations from outside the country's boundaries. Organized into three parts, the book begins with a conceptual analysis of Canada's label and position as a middle power, then moves on to assess the soft and hard dimensions of Canada's foreign and security policy within this framework. Individual chapters are policy-relevant and cover a range oftopics of interest to Canadian foreign policy students and scholars alike, including human security, development policy, environmental and energy policies, the role of the Canadian forces, terrorism, NATO involvement, and Arctic sovereignty. Within these chapters, key debates meet new scholarship asauthors examine the interrelationships within and among policy areas, and also call into question the 'sedimented truths' of Canadian foreign and security policy.
Nik Hynek is Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations (IIR) in Prague; Lecturer at Charles University and Metropolitan University; and Visiting Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University. His publications have appeared in International Journal, Journal of International Re...
Title:Canada's Foreign and Security Policy: Soft and Hard Strategies of a Middle PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.64 inPublished:October 21, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195431693

ISBN - 13:9780195431698

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgementsList of ContributorsIntroductionPart 1: Re-Examining Middlepowerhood in Canada's Foreign and Security Policy1. Tom Keating: Whither the Middle Power Identity? Transformations in the Canadian Foreign and Security Milieus2. Kim Richard Nossal: 'Middlepowerhood' and 'Middlepowermanship' in Canadian Foreign Policy3. David Bosold: Canada as a Middle, Model, or Civilian Power: What's in a Name?Part 2: Re-Examining Canada's Soft Power4. Nik Hynek: How 'Soft' Is Canada's Soft Power in the Field of Human Security?5. Sarka Waisova: The Transformation of Canada's Development Policy through the Security-Development Approach6. Jozef Batora: The Diplomacy of a Middle Power: Innovation and Its Limits7. Andrew Baldwin and Simon Dalby: Canadian Middle Power Identity, Environmental Biopolitics, and Human Insecurity8. Gordon Laxer: Superpower, Middle Power, or Satellite? Canadian Energy and Environmental PolicyPart 3: Re-Examining Canada's Hard Power9. Wilfried von Bredow: The Revolution in Military Affairs and the Dilemma of the Canadian Armed Forces10. David G. Haglund: A Security Community-'If You Can Keep It': Societal Security, Demography, and the North American Zone of Peace11. Kent Roach: Canada's Response to Terrorism: Human Security at Home?12. Ben Zyla and Joel J. Sokolsky: Canada and the Atlantic Alliance in the post-Cold War Era: More NATO than NATO?13. Petra Dolata-Kreutzkamp: Canada's Arctic Policy: Transcending the Middle-Power Model?ConclusionIndex