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From Pride to Influence

Towards a New Canadian Foreign Policy

by (author) Michael Hart

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2009
General, Diplomacy
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Recent Canadian foreign policy has fixated upon Canada’s former status as a middle power within a small club of western, democratic states. The emergence of a US-dominated world and of an integrated North American economy and the decline of multilateral rules and institutions as prime instruments of global governance have left Canadian foreign policy searching for new purpose and direction. From Pride to Influence brings Canadian foreign policy into the twenty-first century by grounding it in a conception of the national interest that accepts the primacy of the United States in guaranteeing Canadian national security and prosperity.

About the author

Michael Hart is Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. A former trade official in Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, he was the founding director of Carleton's Centre for Trade Policy and Law and is the author of numerous books and articles on international trade issues.

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Editorial Reviews

The book’s originality, scope, and polished prose will bolster Hart’s deserved reputation as one of Canada’s leading experts on trade policy and modern Canadian-American relations.

Canadian Public Policy – Analyse de politiques, vol. xxxvii, no. 1 2011

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