Canadas International Policies: Agendas, Alternatives, and Politics

Paperback | October 31, 2007

byBrian Tomlin, Norman Hillmer, Fen Hampson

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Canada's International Policies is a landmark study of policy change and innovation in Canada's international relations. It explains why policies change when they do. The volume provides students of Canada's international relations with a close-up view of the critical factors and forces thatcontribute to policy transformation so that they can understand the how and why of the policy making process. It shows how policy makers wrestle with tough policy choices and why they end up making the decisions they do. The breadth of the volume is impressive, focusing on important turning points in the evolution of Canada's international policies across the domains of trade, investment, development, defence, and human security from the early days of the Cold War to the present. It describes a changinginternational environment and how that environment has impinged on policy choices. It also discusses the complex domestic and bureaucratic politics of decision-making. Canada's International Policies offers an innovative application of an evolutionary multiple streams model of decision-making to explain why certain problems land on the policy agenda and why a particular policy alternative is selected to address specific problems. In doing so, it highlights theimportance of statecraft and the specific qualities of leadership that come into play in the ongoing policy battles between ideas, interests, and values. Unlike so many texts on international relations that offer dry, theoretical discussions of the foreign policy process, Canada's InternationalPolicies gives students a real taste of the rough and tumble world of decision-making, viewed through the lens of a sophisticated, analytical framework.

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Canada's International Policies is a landmark study of policy change and innovation in Canada's international relations. It explains why policies change when they do. The volume provides students of Canada's international relations with a close-up view of the critical factors and forces thatcontribute to policy transformation so that t...

Brian Tomlin and Fen Hampson are both professors of international affairs at The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. Fen Hampson's review interests are international organization, international negotiation, and conflict resolution and analysis, while Brian Tomlin's review interests are International b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 31, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Canada in International AffairsPart I2. Streams in the Investment Policy Process3. The Evolution of Foreign Investment PolicyPart II4. Streams in the Trade Policy Process5. The Evolution of International Trade PolicyPart III6. Streams in the Defence Policy Process7. The Evolution of National Defence PolicyPart IV8. Streams in the Development Policy Process9. The Evolution of International Development PolicyPart V10. Streams in the Human Security Policy Process11. The Evolution of Human Security Policy12. Canada's International PoliciesCase StudiesIntroduction1. Lisa Baroldi: Policy Making and the Culture/Trade Quandry2. John Cadham: Negotiating the Convention on Anti-Personnel Landmines3. Anemone Fritzen: Sino-Canadian Relations, 1949-20054. Kevin Ma: Canada-US Relations and the Devils Lake Dispute5. Maite Ormaechea: Turning the Corner on the Kyoto Protocol6. Kate Press: International Assistance to Secure Access to Essential Medicines