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Ethics and Security in Canadian Foreign Policy

This collection brings together a wide range of authoritative, informed perspectives on issues of ethics and security facing Canadians, linking abstract analytical and philosophical questions to the critical and challenging questions of decision-making practice in Canadian foreign policy. Contributors deal with both the abstract notions of value, culture, norms, and ethics, and the concrete questions of policy, law, and enforcement. They assess the challenges and the opportunities presented by new concepts, such as human security, mutual vulnerability, soft power, and niche diplomacy, for foreign policy decision making.


304 pages


Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1 Linking Ethics and Security in Canadian Foreign Policy / Rosalind Irwin

Part 2: Ethics and Security: Conceptual and Analytical Issues within a Changing Global Context

2 The Ethics of Mutual Vulnerability: A Developmental Perspective for Foreign Policy / Jorge Nef

3 The Ethics of Development Assistance and Human Security: From Realism and Sovereigntism to Cosmopolitanism / Peter Penz

Part 3: Ethics and Canadian Policies towards Human Rights and Development Assistance

4 Moral Vision and Foreign Policy: The Case of Canadian Development Assistance / Cranford Pratt

5 Niche Diplomacy in Canadian Human Rights Policy: Ethics or Economics? / Heather Smith

6 Gender, Food Security, and Foreign Policy Towards Africa: Women Farmers in Kenya and the Right to Sustenance / Terisa E. Turner, Leigh S. Brownhill, and Wahu M. Kaara

Part 4: International Humanitarian Law and Norms

7 Soft Power, Moral Suasion, and Establishing the International Criminal Court: Canadian Contributions / W. Andy Knight

8 Echoes of Apartheid? Canada, Nigeria, and the Politics of Norms / David Black

9 Theorizing the Landmine Campaign: Ethics, Global Cultural Scripts, and the Laws of War / Andrew Latham

Part 5: Humanitarian Intervention and Democratization

10 Humanitarian Intervention in Zaire: A Case study of Humanitarian Realism / Howard Adelman

11 Promoting Democracy in Haiti: Assessing the Practical and Ethical Implications / Tom Keating

Part 6: The Ethics of

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