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Political Science Caribbean & Latin American

Canada Looks South

In Search of an Americas Policy

by (author) Peter McKenna

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2012
Caribbean & Latin American, General, General
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Recent events in the western hemisphere have led to a dramatic shift in the strategic and political importance of Latin America. But with relations still cool between the United States and Cuba, and Venezuela becoming more distant every day, there is considerable potential for Canada – with its longstanding commitment to constructive engagement – to forge mutually beneficial relations with these nations as well as rising industrial and economic players such as Mexico and Brazil.

In Canada Looks South, experts on foreign policy in Canada and Central America provide a timely exploration of Canada’s growing role in the Americas and the most pressing issues of the region. Starting with the historical scope of the bilateral relationship, the volume goes on to cover such subjects as trade engagement, democratization, and security. As current and future Canadian governments embrace expanding linkages with this region, this collection fills a significant gap in scholarship on Canadian-Latin American relations.

About the author

Peter McKenna is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Prince Edward Island.

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Editorial Reviews

‘Stimulating and insightful book.’

International Affairs; vol 89:03:2013

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