Through an examination of Canadians' complicated roles as agents and objects of globalization, this book shows how Canada's experience of and contribution to globalized governance is characterized by serious imbalances. It explores these imbalances by tracing three interlinked developments: the emergence of a neoconservative supraconstitution, the transformation of the nation-state, and the growth of governance beyond the nation-state. Advocating a revitalized Canadian state as a vehicle for pursuing human security, ecological integrity, and social emancipation, and for creating spaces in which progressive, alternative forms of law and governance can unfold, this book offers a compelling analysis of the challenges that middle powers and their citizens face in a globalizing world.
Stephen Clarkson is a professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and a senior fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Stepan Wood is a professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, and a Core Faculty member of the York Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability.