The conference which generated the first drafts of all but the last chapter was organized by the Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, with the co-operation of the Centre for International and Strategic Studies, York University. Professor John Kirton, Director of Research at CIS, handled the arrangements of the Toronto meeting as part of his larger programme of symposia leading up to Toronto’s hosting of that year’s Western Economic Summit. For that, as well as for continued support as we moved slowly towards publication, we offer him our thanks.
Financial support for this work came from the two research centres as well as from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, from the Department of National Defence’s Military and Strategic Studies Programme, and from the Department of External Affairs. Additional funding was provided by the municipality of Metropolitan Toronto and the city of Toronto as part of their overall contribution to the hosting of the seven-power summit. The Toronto Consulate General, Federal Republic of Germany, provided assistance in finalizing arrangements for many of the German participants. We would like to acknowledge their continued help, along with that of their Embassy in Ottawa, in ensuring that German scholars continue to have regular opportunities to share their knowledge and insights with the Canadian community.
The manuscript took longer than expected to reach its final version. We thus are most grateful to Mr Roger Hill, Director of Research, Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, who agreed to provide a closing chapter which would bridge the gap between the latest revisions of most of the chapters (mid-1989) and when the manuscript went to press (late 1990). The perseverance of our colleagues over the unanticipated delays also is appreciated.