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Articles from Vol. 52, No. 1, Winter

[Between Principle & Practice: Human Rights in North-South Relations]
In this fine book, David Gillies addresses the balance of principle and practice in the linkage of development aid and human rights in foreign policy. The 'principle v. practice' genre is festooned with diatribes and thinly veiled political critiques,...
Canada and the Law of the Sea Convention
INTRODUCTION One of the cornerstones of Canadian foreign policy throughout the 1970s and early 1980s was government support for the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III). Canadian involvement was extensive and generally thought...
Canada and the World at Risk: Depression, War and Isolationism for the 21st Century?
Canada's statistical profile in the post -- Cold War era is in some important respects coming to resemble the summary depictions of life in the dirty 'thirties. Never in the post -- World War II era have there been so many Canadians out of work or 'casualized'...
[Ethics in International Relations]
The theme of 'ethics and international politics,' long neglected in the discipline, has of late become somewhat of a growth industry. International Ethics is now an official section of the International Studies Association, and the number of books and...
[Ethics & International Politics]
The theme of 'ethics and international politics,' long neglected in the discipline, has of late become somewhat of a growth industry. International Ethics is now an official section of the International Studies Association, and the number of books and...
Niche Diplomacy as Canadian Foreign Policy
Few observers of Canadian foreign policy would deny that the number and complexity of foreign policy issues is increasing, yet the resources available to manage them are decreasing.(f.1) If we assume that 'old' foreign policy concerns -- non-proliferation,...
[On the Causes of War]
This is a wise and very welcome book about one of the hard-core issues in international relations: the causes of war. The book has a single structure consisting of just five chapters plus an introduction and conclusion. Suganami starts out courageously...
The Best Laid Plans: Canada's Proposal for a United Nations Rapid Reaction Capability
Since the end of the Cold War, substantive reform of the United Nations has emerged as a major issue on the political agenda, and one of the most innovative proposals is Canadian. This proposal, submitted to the General Assembly in September 1995, calls...
[The Canadian Defense Industry in the New Global Environment]
In this book, Edgar and Haglund attempt to enlighten readers with regard to 'problems and prospects' in our changing times. The issue deserves much more than the 145 pages of text that the authors give it. A scant 84 pages, comprising the second section,...
[The Canadian Way: Shaping Canada's Foreign Policy, 1968-1984]
This book is the product of a unique collaboration between two talented individuals. Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Ivan Head, lawyers and professors both, began working together when Trudeau was minister of justice and Head a temporary senior adviser in...
The Implications of Hydrocarbon Development in the South China Sea
The Spratly Islands are increasingly seen as the next flashpoint for international conflict in the Asia Pacific. These very small islands, reefs, and coral cays are important because they sit aside vital sea lanes which connect Singapore and Hong Kong,...
The Print Media's Shaping of the Security Discourse: Cruise Missile Testing, SDI and NORAD
During the 1980s, two government defence policy decisions were subjects of controversy for the Canadian public. The first was the decision of Pierre Trudeau's Liberal government in July 1983 to allow the United States to test its air-launched cruise...
[The Restructuring of International Relations Theory]
Mark Neufeld sets out to provide an answer to the question: why is theory focussed toward human emancipation so poorly developed within the discipline of international relations (IR)? He blames the dominance of 'positivism,' as the logic of investigation,...
[The United Nations at Fifty: Retrospect & Prospect]
By the time it turned fifty, the United Nations had entered a critical period in the history of its peacekeeping operations and other national security affairs. Mounting criticism of its objectives and capabilities from within the organization became...
[The United Nations in the New World Order]
By the time it turned fifty, the United Nations had entered a critical period in the history of its peacekeeping operations and other national security affairs. Mounting criticism of its objectives and capabilities from within the organization became...
[Transcending the State-Global Divide: A Neostructuralist Agenda in International Relations]
The editors point to the need for a fresh approach to international relations (IR) theory and admit that the relevant concepts have been around for some time. The most important contribution of the volume is its emphasis on social forces as constituent...
[Turmoil in the Peaceable Kingdom: The Quebec Sovereignty Movement & Its Implications for Canada & the United States]
Jonathan Lemco's work, Turmoil in the Peaceable Kingdom, consistently offers a singular message to its readers: the potential withdrawal of Quebec from the Canadian confederation -- be it in the guise of sovereignty-association or separation -- will...