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Locating Global Order

American Power and Canadian Security after 9/11

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Locating Global Order

American Power and Canadian Security after 9/11

Since 9/11, policy-makers and observers have questioned whether America should don the mantle of empire for the sake of world peace, or whether peace will come through world government. Locating Global Order questions the very idea that the political order is hierarchical, with state and international institutions at the top and groups and individuals at the bottom. Chapters examining various case studies on Canada’s role in the construction and maintenance of order domestically and internationally reveal that the global order post-9/11 is not exclusively American – allied powers are a key component of its hegemony.

368 pages

Table of Contents


Introduction: Locating Global Order / Bruno Charbonneau and Wayne S. Cox

Part 1: American Power and the Location of Global Order

1 Hegemony, Militarism, and Identity: Locating the United States as the Global Power / Dan O’Meara

2 The Neoconservative Challenge to Realist Thinking in American Foreign Policy / Alex Macleod

Part 2: Constructing Global Order at Home and AbroadThe Case of Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan

3 Managing Life in Afghanistan: Canadian Tales of Peace, Security, and Development / Bruno Charbonneau and Geneviève Parent

4 Rethinking the Security Imaginary: Canadian Security and the Case of Afghanistan / Kim Richard Nossal

5 Constructions of Nation, Constructions of War: Media Representations of Captain Nichola Goddard / Claire Turenne Sjolander and Kathryn Trevenen

Part 3: Constructing Global Order at HomeConceptualizations and Practices of National Security

6 Against National Security: From the Canadian War on Queers to the "War on Terror" / Gary Kinsman

7 Framing Post-9/11 Security: Tales of State Securitization and of the Experiences of Muslim Communities / Siobhan Byrne

8 Re-Conceptions of National Security in the Age of Terrorism: Implications for Federal Policing in Canada / T.S. (Todd) Hataley

9 Biosecurity in Canada and Beyond: Invasions, Imperialisms, and Sovereignty / Peter Stoett

Part 4: Constructing Global Order AbroadCanada’s Policies in Africa


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