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Articles from Vol. 58, No. 2, Spring

An Inside Look at External Affairs during the Trudeau Years: The Memoirs of Mark MacGuigan
CANADAEdited by P. Whitney LackenbauerCalgary AB: University of Calgary Press, 2002, 230pp, $34.95 paper, ISBN 1-55238-076-9Mark MacGuigan is the third of Pierre Trudeau's ministers of external affairs to be represented by a book. First Mitchell Sharp,...
'Are We the Isolationists?' North American Isolationism in a Comparative Context
Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Political Studies, Queen's University, Kingston. The author is grateful to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Security and Defence Forum of Canada' Department of National Defence for...
Avoiding Armageddon: Canadian Military Strategy and Nuclear Weapons, 1950-63
CANADAAndrew RichterVancouver: UBC Press, 2002, x, 214pp, $85.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7748-0888-8), $27.95 paper (ISBN 0-7748-0889-6)Avoiding Armageddon is an account of Canadian military strategy and nuclear weapons that should have been told long before now....
Avoiding Globalization? the Political Economy of Development in the Middle East and North Africa [Globalization and the Middle East: Islam, Economy, Society, and Politics] [Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East] [Arab Human Development Report 2002: Creating Opportunities for Future Generations]
Globalization and the Middle East: Islam, Economy, Society, and Politics, edited by Toby Dodge and Richard Higgott (London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 2002, 208pp, [Symbol Not Transcribed]45.00 cloth, ISBN 1-86203-133-9, [Symbol Not Transcribed]16.95...
Beyond Primacy: American Grand Strategy in the Post-September 11 Era
IN SEPTEMBER 2002, THE ADMINISTRATION of George W. Bush released its National Security Strategy for the United States. Academics, policy-makers, and members of the media around the world immediately seized upon the document's notable move away from the...
Bosnian Peacekeeping and EU Tax Harmony: Evolving Policy Frames and Changing Policy Processes
Michael J. Butler is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut and a Simulation Coordinator for the GlobalEd Project. Mark A. Boyer is a Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of...
Canada and the New Public Diplomacy
Assistant Professor, Department of Communications, University of Ottawa; and Special Adviser (Communications), Policy Planning Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The views in this article reflect those of the author and...
Canada-United States Relations: Options for the 1970s
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU in the 1970s, no foreign policy issue was more important, or more elusive, than relations with the United States. Previous governments had tried to tackle that thorny relationship, most recently in the Merchant-Heeney...
Canadian Armed Forces under United States Command
Associate Professor, Duke University Law School. This is a revised and condensed version of a report commissioned by the Simons Centre for Peace & Disarmament Studies, University of British Columbia, and presented to the House of Commons Standing...
Corruption and Anti-Corruption
GLOBALIZATIONEdited by Peter Larmour and Nick WolaninCanberra: Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management, Australian National University, 2001, xxiii, 262pp, US$30.00, ISBN 0-7315-3660-6This book was written by academics at the Australian National...
Enhancing Global Governance: Towards a New Diplomacy
GLOBALIZATIONEdited by Andrew F. Cooper, John English, and Ramesh Thakur Tokyo and New York: United Nations University Press, 2002, xi, 308pp, US$31.95, ISBN 92-808-1074-XThe authors in this edited volume examine new trends in 'global governance' through...
Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East
MISCELLANEOUSClement M. Henry and Robert SpringborgCambridge: Cambridge University Press 2001, xxi, 258pp, [Symbol Not Transcribed]45.00 cloth, ISBN 0-521-62631-5, [Symbol Not Transcribed]14.95 paper, ISBN 0-521-62312-XIf economic globalization is the...
Lessons from Canada's History as a Trading Nation
Michael Hart, a former Canadian trade official, holds the Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and is a distinguished fellow of the Centre for Trade Policy and Law at Carleton...
Media Definitions of Cold War Reality
MISCELLANEOUSWalter C. SoderlundToronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2001, xvi, 312pp, $39.95, ISBN 1-55130-200-4.A student beginning PhD studies in 2002 will scarcely remember the cold war. She would have been perhaps twelve years old when the Berlin...
Milosevic
MISCELLANEOUSA biographyAdam LeBorLondon: Bloomsbury, 2002, xxvi, 386pp, [Symbol Not Transcribed]20.00, ISBN 0-7545-6090-0There is no shortage of books - of good books, indeed - about the recent history of what we will no doubt have to stop calling 'Yugoslavia.'...
Myths, Morals, and Reality in Canadian Foreign Policy
Denis Stairs is McCulloch Professor in Political Science at Dalhousie University and a Faculty Fellow in its Centre for Foreign Policy Studies. This article is a slightly modified version of a lecture delivered at Concordia University in Montreal on...
Next Year in Jerusalem: Joe Clark and the Jerusalem Embassy Affair
This article had its genesis in an MSc dissertation for the London School of Economics and Political ScienceON 25 APRIL 1979 THE LEADER OF Canada's Progressive Conservative party, Joe Clark, announced before the Canada-Israel Committee in Toronto that,...
Peacemaking by Democracies
MISCELLANEOUSThe effect of state autonomy on the post-world war settlementsNorrin M. RipsmanUniversity Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002, viii, 272pp, US$45.00, ISBN 0-271-02222-1Political science, done well, often involves a delicate balancing...
Reconcilable Differences: U.S.-French Relations in the New Era
EUROPEMichael Brenner and Guillaume Parmentier.Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2002, [Symbol Not Transcribed] [times], 154pp, US$42.95 cloth (ISBN 0-8157-1254-5), US$17.95 paper (ISBN 0-8157-1253-7)France's most recent rentree (that is, resumption...
(Re)constructing Political Society
MISCELLANEOUSEdited by Manuel Antonio Garreteon and Edward NewmanTokyo: United Nations University Press, 2001, ix, 319pp, US$31.95, ISBN 92-808-1068-5.Acknowledged experts (most of them political sociologists from the region) offer yet another survey...
Reinventing NATO: Canada and the Multilateralization of Detente, 1962-1966
The authors are researchers at the Center for Security Studies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. They would like to thank Andreas Wenger and S. Victor Papacosma for their helpful comments on earlier drafts and Greg Donaghy and Ted Kelly...
Saviours of the Nation
MISCELLANEOUSSerbia's intellectual opposition and the revival of nationalismJasna Dragovi[Symbol Not Transcribed]-SosoMontreal & Kingston-Ithaca, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002, viii, 293pp, $70.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7735-2522-x), $27.95 paper...
Seize the Day
Andrew Cohen, who has covered international affairs at home and abroad as a journalist for 25 years, is Associate Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in...
Serbia and Montenegro: How Much Sovereignty? What Kind of Association?
Canadian ambassador to (former) Yugoslavia from 1983 to 1987. Since retiring from the foreign service, the author has given courses in Balkan affairs at the Institute of European and Russian Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa.ON 6 DECEMBER 2002,...
State Power and Multinational Oil Corporations: The Political Economy of Market Intervention in Canada and Japan
CANADATakamichi MitoFukuoka: Kyushu University Press, 2001, 293pp, Yen 8,000, ISBN 4-87378-659-2Ever since 1973, Japan has been Canada's second largest trading partner after the United States. Despite Japan's importance for Canada, not much has been...
Street Protests and Fantasy Parks: Globalization, Culture, and the State
CANADAEdited by David R. Cameron and Janice Gross SteinVancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2002, vii, 184pp, $85.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7748-0880-2), $24.95 paper (ISBN 0-7748-0881-0)The book presents an interesting analysis of the impact of globalization...
The British Contribution to the Europe of the Twenty-First Century
EUROPEEdited by B.S. MarkesinisOxford: Hart, 2002, xi, 266pp, US$60.00, ISBN 1-84113-276-4This edited volume began life as a conference that examined the British contribution to Europe. Perhaps not surprisingly, given the broad theme, the result is an...
The Canadian Forces and Interoperability
CANADAPanacea or perdition?Edited by Ann L. GriffithsHalifax NS: Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University, 2002, x, 240pp, $19.95, ISBN 1-896440-40-1This book tackles a very important topic and, on the whole, does a respectable job of...
The Canadian Navy and the New Naval Environment in Asia
Special Advisor (Policy), Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, Canada. The views expressed here are the author's and should not be construed in any way as the official policy of Canada's Department of National Defence.CLAIMS OF NEWNESS ARE FREQUENTLY...
The Cold War and the Color Line: Race Relations in the Global Arena
MISCELLANEOUSThomas BorstelmannCambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2002, xv, 369pp, US$35.00, ISBN 0-674-00597-XOne of the few positive, if unexpected, consequences to emerge from the Allied victory over fascism was the light it cast on the discrepancy...
The Future of Strategic Stability and Nuclear Deterrence
INTRODUCTIONStrategic stability is a catch-all expression used by scholars and practitioners to describe a set of interrelated concepts (such as mutually assured destruction), theories (for example, nuclear deterrence), policies (massive retaliation;...
The Nature of Chinese Politics: From Mao to Jiang
MISCELLANEOUSEdited by Jonathan UngerArmonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2002, xiv, 333pp, US$69.96 cloth (ISBN 0-7656-0847), US$25.95 paper (ISBN-0-7656-0848-0)Given China's opaque and highly personalized political system, is it possible to construct a model that...
The New Russian Diplomacy
MISCELLANEOUSIgor S. IvanovWashington DC and Moscow: Brookings Institution Press, 2002, x, 203pp, US$22.95, ISBN 0-8157-4498-6Over the past year, Russia's foreign policy has been remarkable. Much has been written about the personal role played by President...
The Revolution in Military Affairs: Implications for Canada and NATO
CANADAElinor C. SloanMontreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002, xii, 188pp, $65.00 cloth (ISBN 0-7735-2363-4), $24.95 paper (ISBN 0-7735-2394-4)This useful treatise, which began life as a series of strategic analysis papers for Canada's...
The Sanctions Malaise: The Case of Cuba
'WHEN A COUNTRY DOES SOMETHING WE DO NOT LIKE we express our disaffection. Rhetoric is not enough and we don't want to send the marines. Sanctions are still popular but their effectiveness is dubious. Politically there is a reason to do it. It allows...
The Shipping News: Canada's Arctic Sovereignty Not on Thinning Ice
SINCE 11 SEPTEMBER 2001, Canadians have produced an extraordinary amount of comment on security, sovereignty, and policy towards the United States. In the midst of it all, a particular concern has arisen over what could happen to the Northwest Passage...
The Struggle for Europe
MISCELLANEOUSThe history of a divided continent 1945-2002William I. HitchcockLondon: Profile Books 2003, xv, 513pp, [Symbol Not Transcribed]25.00, ISBN 1-86197233-4There are many ways to write the history of Europe since 1945. The once-great continent...
Tolerant Allies
CANADACanada and the United States 1963-1968Greg DonaghyMontreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002, x, 235pp, $75.00, ISBN 0-7735-2431-2Tolerant Allies does a fine job of keeping in focus the often-overlooked truism that any significant...
What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
MISCELLANEOUSBernard LewisOxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, xii, 180pp, US$23.00, ISBN 0-19-514420-1Ninety per cent of this book consists of a study of interactions between Europe and the Ottoman Empire from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries....
While Canada Slept
CANADAHow we lost our place in the worldAndrew CohenToronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2003, 220pp, $32.00, ISBN 0-7710-2275-1Andrew Cohen has written an extended essay on the condition of Canadian foreign policy at the beginning of the twentieth century,...
Whither Internationalism?
Professor of International Studies. University of Northern British Columbia. Funding for this research was provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Northern British Columbia seeds grant program....
Who Gets In: What's Wrong with Canada's Immigration Program - and How to Fix It
CANADADaniel StoffmanToronto: Macfarlane Walter & Ross, 2002, xi, 205pp, $34.99, ISBN1-55199-095-4The author of this well written book is a veteran journalist who has had a keen interest in Canadian immigration issues for more than a decade. As Stoffman...
Worlds in Collision: Terror and the Future of the Global Order
GLOBALIZATIONEdited by Ken Booth and Tim DunneBasingstoke and New York: Macmillan Palgrave, 2002, x, 376pp, US$59.95 cloth (ISBN 0-333-99804-9), US$17.95 paper (ISBN 0-333-99805-7)This volume is a must-read for anyone interested in analyzing the tragedy...
Yugoslavia's Ruin: The Bloody Lessons of Nationalism: A Patriot's Warning
EUROPECvijeto JobLanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002, 308pp, US$24.95 (paper), ISBN 0-7425-1781-5Cvijeto Job is a former ambassador of the former Yugoslavia. When he returned to Belgrade after serving as ambassador to Cyprus, his name appeared on...