Canada Looks South: In Search of an Americas Policy

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Peter McKenna
University of Toronto Press, 2012 - Political Science - 391 pages

Recent events in the western hemisphere have led to a dramatic shift in the strategic and political importance of Latin America. But with relations still cool between the United States and Cuba, and Venezuela becoming more distant every day, there is considerable potential for Canada – with its longstanding commitment to constructive engagement – to forge mutually beneficial relations with these nations as well as rising industrial and economic players such as Mexico and Brazil.

In Canada Looks South, experts on foreign policy in Canada and Central America provide a timely exploration of Canada's growing role in the Americas and the most pressing issues of the region. Starting with the historical scope of the bilateral relationship, the volume goes on to cover such subjects as trade engagement, democratization, and security. As current and future Canadian governments embrace expanding linkages with this region, this collection fills a significant gap in scholarship on Canadian-Latin American relations.

 

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Contents

Canada and the Americas Theres Still Much
3
The Most Challenging of Links? Canada and InterAmerican
27
Swimming with
58
Lessons from the Coup
87
Moving beyond 65 Years of Stunted
117
Canada Cuba and Fifty Years of Normal
149
Beyond the Trade Agenda?
212
Citizen Action and International
240
A Rhetorical Relationship?
265
CanadaVenezuela Relations
288
The Current Paradox in BrazilCanada Relations and the Path
314
Assessing a Key Bilateral
335
Conclusion
354
Contributors
371
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Peter McKenna is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Prince Edward Island.

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