The World Won't Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its International Policies

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Roland Paris, Taylor Owen
University of Toronto Press, Nov 30, 2015 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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The need for an ambitious and forward-looking Canadian international strategy has never been greater. The worldwide changes that jeopardize Canadian security and prosperity are profound, ranging from the globalization of commerce, crime, and political extremism to the impact of climate change on the economy and environment. The reaction from Canada s policymakers, at least so far, has been underwhelming.

In The World Won t Wait, some of Canada s brightest thinkers respond. Covering both classic foreign policy issues such as international security, human rights, and global institutions and emerging issues like internet governance, climate change, and sustainable development, their essays offer fresh and provocative responses to today s challenges and opportunities. The proposals are striking and the contributors diverse: Toronto s chief city planner makes the case that Canada needs a global urban agenda, while a prominent mining executive explains how to revitalize the country s position as a world leader in the sector. Their essays are sure to spark the kind of debate that Canada requires if its international policy is to evolve into the twenty-first century.

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Contents

A Transforming World
3
1 Why Canadas Global Commerce Policy Needs to Lean In
20
2 Towards an International Strategy for Liveable Cities
35
3 Make Canada the World Leader in Mining Innovation
47
4 Canadian Hydrocarbon Resources in an Era of Manufactured Energy
66
How Can Canadas ResourceIntensive Economy Prosper in a LowCarbon World?
81
6 Meeting Global Demand for Institutional Innovation in Internet Governance
97
7 Canadas International Security Agenda
109
A Constructive Role for Canada
133
Building a New Generations Role in Global Sustainable Development
143
A Smart Canadian Approach to Global Institutions and Partnerships
162
Imagining a More Ambitious Canada
175
Notes
189
Contributors
211
Index
219
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8 Towards a New Canadian Human Rights Diplomacy
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Roland Paris is an associate professor and the director of the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa.

Taylor Owen is an assistant professor in the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia and a senior fellow at the Columbia Journalism School.

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