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The Palgrave Handbook of Canada in International Affairs

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  • Offers accessible and original engagement with contemporary Canadian Foreign Policy by some of the top names in the field
  • Examines the impact of an increasingly multipolar world order on Canadian domestic and foreign affairs
  • Shows how Canada is strategically repositioning itself as a strong middle power

Part of the book series: Canada and International Affairs (CIAF)

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  1. National Security


About this book

This book argues that Canada and its international policies are at a crossroads as US hegemony is increasingly challenged and a new international order is emerging. The contributors look at how Canada has been adjusting to this new environment and resetting priorities to meet its international policy objectives in a number of different fields: from the alignment of domestic politics along new foreign policies, to reshaping its international identity in a post-Anglo order, its relationship with international organizations such as the UN and NATO, place among middle powers, management of peace operations and defense, role in G7 and G20, climate change and Arctic policy, development, and relations with the Global South. Embracing multilateralism has been and will continue to be key to Canada’s repositioning and its ability to maintain its position in this new world order. This book takes a comprehensive look at Canada’s role in the world and the various political and policy variables that will impact Canada’s foreign policy decisions into the future.

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“One of the most comprehensive and thoughtful works examining the different dimensions of Canadian foreign policy ever produced. Shying away from theoretical dogmatism, the editors have successfully gathered traditional and non-traditional works of scholarship. This volume illustrates well how intellectual debate is enriched by a diversity of views and dedication to the advancement of knowledge on Canadian foreign policy. This will be an ideal primer for students of Canadian foreign policy and novice readers who want to further explore and understand Canada’s place in the evolving world order.” (Dr. Jean-Christophe Boucher, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary)

“A work of impressive scope and comprehensiveness, Murray and Gecelovsky’s Handbook will be of invaluable use for researchers and teachers of Canadian foreign policy and students interested in Canada’s global presence. The book’s 31 newly written chapters and lively introduction feature fresh insights and arguments from leading scholars as well as new voices in the field. This compendium will be a standard “go-to” for some time to come; a reference work that should grace the collection of any serious student of Canada and its complex engagement with the world.” (Professor Andrew C. Holman, Professor of History and Director, Canadian Studies Program, Bridgewater State University, Co-Editor, American Review of Canadian Studies)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, Canada

    Robert W. Murray

  • University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada

    Paul Gecelovsky

About the editors

Robert W. Murray is the President and CEO at Grande Prairie Regional College in Alberta, Canada and a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute.


Paul Gecelovsky is a faculty member at the University of Windsor and was previously the inaugural Royal Bank Financial Group Fellow in Political Economy in the Department of Economics and Political Science at Western University, Canada.

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