Combined Academic Publishers

Canadian Foreign Policy and International Economic Regimes

9780774804172: Paperback
Release Date: 1st January 1992

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 439

Series Canada and International Relations

UBC Press

Canadian Foreign Policy and International Economic Regimes

This volume is an important and timely analysis of past and current Canadian policies toward both the formal and less formal arrangements which regulate such areas as international trade and financial transactions, international service industries, fisheries resources, and the environment.
Paperback / £28.99

As the world economy is becoming increasingly global in nature, the future of Canada's welfare will directly depend on the country's response and reaction to a wide range of economic regimes which govern the international economy. This volume is an important and timely analysis of past and current Canadian policies toward both the formal and less formal arrangements which regulate such areas as international trade and financial transactions, international service industries, fisheries resources, and the environment. Often influenced by domestic political concerns and its relations with the United States, Canada has, as the authors point out, exhibited a high degree of variation in its responses to these regimes. Canadian Foreign Policy and International Economic Regimes addresses a broad range of foreign economic policies not generally considered in the foreign policy literature. Interdisciplinary in its approach, it will be of interest to those in political science and public policy, economics, and law, as well as to those involved in international business.

Acknowledgements

Introduction

 

Part One: Regulation of International Trade

1. The Evolution of Canadian Postwar International Trade Policy / Jock A. Finlayson, with Stefano Bertasi

2. Reflections on the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement in the Context of the Multilateral Trading System / Christopher Thomas

3. Canada and the Ongoing Impasse over Agricultural Protectionism / Theodore H. Cohn

4. Canada and the Private International Trade Law Regime / A. Claire Cutler

 

Part Two: Regulation of International Financial Transactions

5. Canadian Foreign Investment Policy: Issues and Prospects / James A. Brander

6. Canada and International Legal Regimes for Foreign Investment and Trade in Services / Robert K. Paterson

7. Canada and the International Monetary Regime / Michael C. Webb

 

Part Three: Regulation of International Service Industries

8. Canada and the Changing Regime in International Air Transport / Martin E. Dresner and Michael W. Tretheway

9. Canada and the Evolving System of International Shipping Conferences / Trevor D. Heaver

10. Canada and the Movement Towards Liberalization of the International Telecommunications Regime / Steven Globerman, Hudson N. Janisch, Richard J. Schultz, and W.T. Stanbury

 

Part Four: International Regulation of Resources and the Environment

11. The Evolution of Canadian Fisheries Management Policy Under the New Law of the Sea: International Dimensions / Gordon R. Munro

12. Air, Water, and Political Fire: Building a North American Environmental Regime / Don Munton and Geoffrey Castle

 

Closing Perspective

13. Changing Multilateral Institutions: A Role for Canada / Sylvia Ostry

 

Notes

Contributors

Index

A. Claire Cutler is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Victoria. Mark W. Zacher is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

The pieces add up to a very good review of Canadian foreign economic policy over a period of years and make a first-rate book.

Foreign Affairs

The strength of the book is largely empirical, and the authors' collective accomplishment in filling a huge hole in the literature merits celebration: this book contains more essays on Canada and the international economic regimes than the rest of the existing literature combined.

Robert Wolfe, Queen's University
Canadian Journal of Science