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History Post-confederation (1867-)

From Kinshasa to Kandahar

Canada and Fragile States in Historical Perspective

edited by Michael K. Carroll & Greg Donaghy

contributions by Stephanie M. Bangarth, Duane Bratt, Darren Brunk, Hevina S. Dashwood, Jean Daudelin, Tom Keating, Stephen Saideman, Julian Schofield, Kevin Spooner, Andrew Thompson & David Webster

Publisher
University of Calgary Press
Initial publish date
May 2016
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), Public Affairs & Administration, International, General, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552388440
    Publish Date
    May 2016
    List Price
    $34.95
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    ISBN
    9781552388471
    Publish Date
    May 2016
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Failed or fragile states are those that are unable or unwilling to provide a socio-political framework for citizens and meet their basic needs. They are a source of terrorism and international crime, as well as incubators of infectious disease, environmental degradation, and unregulated mass migration. Canada's engagement with countries such as the Congo, East Timor, Bosnia, and Afghanistan underlines the commitment of successive Canadian governments to addressing the threats posed to Western security by state fragility.

From Kinshasa to Kandahar: Canada and Fragile States in Historical Perspective brings together leading Canadian historians and political scientists to explore Canada's historic relationship with fragile states. The collection spans the period from the 1960s to the present and covers a geographical range that stretches from the Middle East to Latin America to Southeast Asia. Authors embrace a variety of approaches and methodologies, including traditional archival historical research, postmodern textual analysis, oral history, and administrative studies to chronicle and explain Canada's engagement with fragile and failed states.

This collection reflects the growing public interest in the issue of failed states, which are of increasing concern to Canadian policymakers and are making headlines on the world stage. It helps explain the historic forces that have shaped Canadian policy towards failed and fragile states, and provides a platform for a national discussion about Canada's future role addressing state fragility.

With contributions by:

Stephanie M. Bangarth Duane Bratt Darren Brunk Hevina S. Dashwood Jean Daudelin Tom Keating Stephen Saideman Julian Schofield Kevin Spooner Andrew Thompson David Webster

About the authors

Michael K. Carroll is an assistant professor of History at Grant MacEwan University. He is also the author of Pearson's Peacekeepers: Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-1967.

Michael K. Carroll's profile page

Greg Donaghy is Head of the Historical Section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and General Editor of its series, Documents on Canadian External Relations. His publications include Tolerant Allies: Canada and the United States, 1963-68, and the edited collection (with Patricia Roy) Contradictory Impulses: Canada and Japan in the 20th Century.

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Stephanie M. Bangarth's profile page

Duane Bratt is professor and chair in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University.

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Darren Brunk's profile page

Hevina S. Dashwood is Assitant Professor in International Relations at the University of Windsor.

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Jean Daudelin is assistant professor, international affairs, Carleton University. Daniel Schwanen is chief operating officer and director of research at The Centre for International Governance Innovation.

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Tom Keating was Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta until his retirement. His field of interest was international relations.

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Stephen Saideman's profile page

Julian Schofield's profile page

Kevin Spooner's profile page

Andrew Thompson's profile page

David Webster teaches international and Asian history topics with a focus on the 20th century at Bishop’s University. He is the author of Fire and the Full Moon: Canada and Indonesia in a Decolonizing World. Previously he was collection editor of East Timor: Testimony (Between the Lines, 2004). His research focuses on trans-Pacific interactions between Canada and Asia, and on the diplomacy of independence movements in Asia.

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