The Middle Power Project describes a defining period of Canadian and international history. During the Second World War, Canada transformed itself from British dominion to self-proclaimed middle power. It became an active, enthusiastic, and idealistic participant in the creation of one of the longest lasting global institutions of recent times -- the United Nations. This was, in many historians’ opinions, the beginning of a golden age in Canadian diplomacy.
About the author
Adam Chapnick est directeur adjoint de l’éducation au Collège des Forces canadiennes et professeur agrégé des études de la défense au Collège militaire royal du Canada. Ses domaines de recherche comprennent l’histoire politique et la politique étrangère du Canada ainsi que l’enseignement et l’apprentissage. M. Chapnick est l’auteur de plusieurs ouvrages. M. Chapnick poursuit ses recherches sur l’histoire des expériences canadiennes au Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies.
- Short-listed, Dafoe Book Prize, J.W. Dafoe Foundation
This book provokes thought. The historical research is tremendously impressive. Having perpetrated a number of books on the UN, I am ashamed of how little I knew about Canada's early role therein. I am grateful to Adam Chapnick for teaching me how, why and where Canadian influence over the UN Charter can be discerned.
Literary Review of Canada
Chapnick's is a timely book ... [this] book offers an important critique of Canada's early contributions to the founding of the United Nations.
H-Net Book Review Online
Chapnick's focus on Canada's role in the founding of the United Nations (UN) in the final years of the Second World War is both unique and extremely valuable ... This book enhances our understanding of Canada's foreign relations in this formative period ... This is an impressive book, exhaustively researched and convincingly argued. It significantly revises our understanding of Canada's role in the creation of the United Nations and it should be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Canadian history.
Other titles by Adam Chapnick
Canada on the United Nations Security Council
A Small Power on a Large Stage
The Harper Era in Canadian Foreign Policy
Parliament, Politics, and Canada’s Global Posture
Manuel de rédaction à l’usage des militaires
In the National Interest
Canadian Foreign Policy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1909-2009
Academic Writing for Military Personnel
The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes
Canadas of the Mind
The Making and Unmaking of Canadian Nationalisms in the Twentieth Century