MARY L. BARKER AND DIETRICH SOYEZ
Think Locally, Act Globally?
The Transnationalization of
Conflicts over resource use and development projects in northern Canada are being played out increasingly in the international arena. When transboundary impacts or water diversion and export are at issue, the interactions are primarily among people, organizations, and processes in Canada and its neighbor, the United States. 1 Foreign investment in resource projects can trigger even widerranging interactions, as in the case of Japanese involvement in large-scale clearcut logging and pulp mill construction in northern Alberta. Canadian aboriginal peoples and environmental groups, concerned about the impacts of logging in the northern boreal forest, have attempted to gain support in the "end-user" country (where the wood or wood products are used) by forging links with Japanese environmentalists and by developing an information campaign aimed at Japanese tourists visiting Canada. 2____________________