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Canadian Foreign Policy and International Economic Regimes

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.

Table of Contents



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

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