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At Home and Abroad

The Canada-US Relationship and Canada’s Place in the World

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

At Home and Abroad

The Canada-US Relationship and Canada’s Place in the World

Canada’s relationship with the United States and its place in the world currently occupy distinct spheres in the minds of policymakers, intellectuals, and citizens. At home, Canada is thought to enjoy a “special” relationship with the United States; abroad, it occupies a place as the world’s problem-solver and peacekeeper. Patrick Lennox analyzes six key events in the history of relations between the two countries to reveal the underlying connection between the Canada-US relationship and Canada’s place in the world. The war in Afghanistan is but the latest in a series of paradoxical interactions between the two states abroad that has resulted from the hierarchy in Canada-US relations at home.


192 pages


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1 The Special Relationship and Canada as a Specialized Power

Part 1: Cold War Case Studies

2 The Vietnam War, 1954-73

3 The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1961-62

4 Nuclear Weapons, 1945-2009

Part 2: Post-Cold War Case Studies

5 Missile Defence, 1983-2009

6 The War on Terror, 2001-9

7 Continental Security after 9/11

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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