International Journal

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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 3, Summer

A Continental Philosophy: Canada, the United States and the Negotiation of the Autopact, 1963-1965
The prevailing interpretation of Canadian-American relations in the 1960s emphasizes the fundamental differences that came to divide these close cold war allies during a decade of rapid change. For most historians, relations under Prime Minister Lester...
Andrew Cohen's Washington
Last December, Bill Clinton invited the national press corps to a year-end meditation on his presidency. Over the course of 93 minutes -- the longest presidential news conference in recent memory -- Clinton answered all of the usual questions with his...
Diplomacy and Diplomatic Studies
I read with great interest the responses of Brian Hocking and Andrew Cooper (winter 1997-8) to my article on diplomatic representation. It was an honour to draw the attention (and fire) of two scholars whose expertise in the field is self-evident. They...
Europe as a Great Power: A Work in Progress?
Where is Europe?' Senator John McCain asked the United States Congress on 11 August 1992 with reference to the widening conflict in the former Yugoslavia. 'We have seen Germany recognize the sovereignty of some Yugoslav nations, but what evidence of...
[Global Public Policy: Governing without Government?]
Global Public Policy will be interpreted by some as an elaborate apologia for the status quo. It is, nonetheless, an impressive piece of scholarship, featuring carefully crafted theoretical constructs and some of the more concise and thoughtful analysis...
Multilateral Export Control Regimes: Bridging the North-South Divide [MERCs]
Multilateral Export Control Regimes (MERCS) are formal consultative mechanisms created by industrialized states that have agreed to co-operate in their efforts to curb the proliferation of certain military and dual-use technologies. In the post-cold...
Negotiating the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement
In the preface to Wrestling with the Elephant, the author, Gordon Ritchie, says his book is a 'personal memoir' covering his experiences as a senior member of the Canadian team which negotiated the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement and as an...
Partition-within-Partition: The Irish Example
The Island of Ireland was partitioned and placed under two new systems of government between 1920 and 1922. This was not the simple and straight-forward process of division to be seen in places like Czechoslovakia, but it has its instructive side. Independence...
[Political Pain & Civilian Gain: Humanitarian Impacts of Economic Sanctions]
These two books are part of the impressive peace research output of the Fourth Freedom Forum, the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. The Price of Peace, sponsored by the...
Pulpit Diplomacy: A Critical Assessment of the Axworthy Doctrine
A recent public opinion poll underscores the point that Canadians are assertive internationalists who want Canada to 'make waves internationally.'(f.1) They are proud of Canada's diplomatic record, especially its peacekeeping legacy, and show considerable...
@[Sovereignty over Natural Resources: Balancing Rights & Duties]
This book details the modern history of the principle of permanent sovereignty over natural resources, primarily through United Nations resolutions, draft histories, and international case law. The principle was first introduced to reflect the General...
State and Society in the Age of the Global Economy: A Response to Daryl Copeland [Globalization, Enterprise & Governance, Winter 1997-1998]
Since the end of the cold war, no single question has rivalled that of globalization in its ability to galvanize debate in the world's industrial nations. Indeed, 'globalization' has become the touchstone for a vast constellation of issues which continues...
The Cold War and the Curate's Egg: When Did Canada's Cold War Really Begin? Later Than You Might Think [1945-1950]
Let me tell you a story, begins the fairy tale. It is early September 1945, a hot Ottawa day, the start of a steamy late summer weekend. At the Soviet embassy, at the top of Charlotte Street, a bulky, sweating figure emerges, like many others from Ottawa's...
The Media and the Military in Canada: Reflections on a Time of Troubles
The media and the military in Canada are at Loggerheads. No consumer of Canadian newspapers or television in recent months could reasonably conclude otherwise. However much the two adversaries may seek to submerge their anger with one another in the...
[The Price of Peace: Incentives & International Conflict Prevention]
These two books are part of the impressive peace research output of the Fourth Freedom Forum, the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. The Price of Peace, sponsored by the...
World Population: Why We Should Pay Heed
By 1999, five years will have passed since the huge International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. In the meantime, the key population issues, which remain as serious as ever, if not more so, have receded from public attention....

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