Independence in an Age of Empire: Assessing Unilateralism and Multilateralism
Thirty-seven of the Western world’s foremost journalists, policy practitioners and academics provide their commentaries on one of the most pressing issues facing the world of international relations today: the “unstoppable” unilateralism of American foreign policy and the “immovable” adherence to multilateralism practiced by the rest of the world. Compiled from the “uniquely Canadian perspective,” the volume addresses the issue of independence in the face of an ideologically driven “hyperpower” and how multilateralism and unilateralism are (and should be) employed to both influence America and simultaneously fight the plague of terrorism which now afflicts the entire international community.
The Centre for Foreign Policy Studies is pleased to announce the publication of its second monograph in the highly successful “issue and debate” series, Independence in an Age of Empire: Assessing Unilateralism and Multilateralism, which takes a highly critical look at Canada’s foreign policy practices and its shamefully diminishing engagement with the rest of the world at a time when that ‘globalised village’ needs Canada and its unique abilities more than ever before.
Independence in an Age of Empire: Assessing Unilateralism and Multilateralism addresses this topic by using the series’ original issue and debate format. The issue article, written by renown scholar Michael Ignatieff, chastises Canada for failing to provide the necessary muscle to make multilateralism work and for perpetuating a national mythology of peacekeeping while doing little to stop the carnage surrounding it. Thirty-six other authors, from around the world respond to Ignatieff’s challenging article and offer criticisms of both Ignatieff’s assertions, and of Canadian foreign policy itself.
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