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The Strategic Constitution

Understanding Canadian Power in the World

by (author) Irvin Studin

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
May 2014
Category
Constitutional, General, Canadian
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774827140
    Publish Date
    May 2014
    List Price
    $95.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774827171
    Publish Date
    May 2014
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774827157
    Publish Date
    Oct 2014
    List Price
    $32.95

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Description

Historically, Canada’s Constitution has been principally viewed as a federal framework or a rights bulwark. This book offers a new interpretation. The “Strategic Constitution,” as proposed by Irvin Studin, is a framework for understanding the capacity of Canada to project strategic power in the world. First, Studin provides a wide-ranging audit of the Constitution in terms of its treatment of factors of strategic power. He then applies the Strategic Constitution framework to four policy case studies. Provocative and well-argued, this book makes the case for the Constitution being a flexible national framework that quietly harbours seeds of national strategic potency.

About the author

Irvin Studin is MPP program director and assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. In 2012, he was visiting senior fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is co-founder of Ukraine’s Higher School of Public Administration (in Kiev). He worked for a number of years in the Privy Council Office in Ottawa, as well as in the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra. Studin lectures around the world in a number of languages and has written for publications ranging from the Financial Times to the Globe and Mail, Le Devoir and the Straits Times. He is also editor-in-chief and publisher of Global Brief magazine.

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