Canadian Foreign Policy
Office: Vanier Hall, Room 402
Course Time and Location
Professor’s Office Hours
Wednesdays 5:30-830 p.m.
Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Vanier Hall, Room 131
Fridays 10:00-11:00 am
or by appointment
The purpose of this
course is to introduce students to (1) the main theories, actors and processes
in Canadian foreign policy-making, (2) the historical development of
Discussion paper (due Feb. 14): 20%
Research essay (due April 4): 40%
Final exam (final exam period): 40%
John Kirton, Canadian Foreign Policy in a Changing World (2007)
Duane Bratt and Christopher
In addition, a coursepack is available for sale at Rytec Printing (formerly Envirocopies), 404 Dalhousie (just south of Rideau).
A discussion paper (maximum 1,000 words) is due in class on February 14. Papers submitted after the due date will be subject to penalties. See the discussion paper instructions for details: http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~rparis/POL3146_discussionpaper.html
A research essay (maximum 3,000 words) is due in class on April 4. Essays submitted after the due date will be subject to penalties. See the essay instructions for details: http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~rparis/POL3146_essay.html
The final exam will be held during the exam period, April 14-30, 2007. You will be responsible for the content of all lectures and required readings in the course.
Cheating and Plagiarism
Cheating (using unauthorized materials or giving unauthorized assistance during an examination or other academic exercise) and plagiarism (using another's ideas or words without acknowledgment) are serious offenses that may result in a failing grade for a particular assignment, a failing grade for the course, and/or suspension for various lengths of time or permanent expulsion from the university. See http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/info/regist/fraud_e.html.
Jan. 10 INTRODUCTION: PERSPECTIVES ON CANADIAN FOREIGN POLICY
Kirton, pp. 29-86.
Jan. 17 DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL DETERMINANTS
Kirton, pp. 227-242.
Kim Richard Nossal, “The External Parameters,” chapter 2 in his book, The Politics of Canadian Foreign Policy (1989), pp. 19-43, COURSEPACK.
Kim Richard Nossal, “Analyzing the Domestic Sources of Canadian Foreign Policy,” in Bratt and Kukucha, pp. 163-175.
Jan. 24 THE POLICYMAKING PROCESS
Guest speaker (second half of class): Eddie Goldenberg, former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Chrétien and author of The Way It Works: Inside Ottawa (2006)
Kirton, pp. 203-226.
Eddie Goldenberg, The Way It Works, chapters 5 and 6 (will be put on reserve at Morisset library).
John English, “The Member of Parliament and Foreign Policy,” in Bratt and Kukucha, pp. 206-213.
Jan. 31 LAURIER, BORDEN AND MACKENZIE-KING
Guest speaker (second half of class): Norman Hillmer, Professor of History,
Norman Hillmer and J.L. Granatstein, chapters 1 and
2 of their book, Empire to Umpire:
http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~rparis/Umpire.pdf (password protected)
Feb. 7 ST. LAURENT, DIEFENBAKER AND PEARSON
Guest speaker (first half of class): Greg Donaghy, Head Historian, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Kirton, pp. 109-124.
Andrew Cohen, “The Renaissance Men,” chapter 1 in his book, While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World (2003), pp. 5-21, COURSEPACK.
Jocelyn Ghent-Mallet, “Deploying Nuclear Weapons, 1962-63,” in Don Munton and John Kirton, eds., Canadian Foreign Policy: Selected Cases (1992), pp. 101-114, COURSEPACK.
Feb. 14 TRUDEAU AND MULRONEY
DISCUSSION PAPER DUE IN CLASS (discussion paper instructions)
Kirton, pp. 125-154.
The “Third Option” paper by Trudeau’s foreign minister Mitchell Sharp (1972)
Brian W. Tomlin, “Leaving the Past Behind: The Free Trade Initiative Assessed,” in Bratt and Kukucha, pp. 287-297.
Feb. 21 NO LECTURE (University Break)
Feb. 28 CHRÉTIEN, MARTIN AND HARPER
Guest speaker (first half of class): Michael Kergin, former Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister and former Canadian Ambassador to the US
Kirton, pp. 155-200.
Paul Martin’s speech at
Stephen Harper’s speech on Reviving Canadian Leadership in the World (Oct. 5, 2006)
March 7 INTERESTS VERSUS VALUES?
Tom Keating, “
Roy Rempel, “Multilateralism and Morality in International Policy,” chapter 4 in his Dreamland: How Canada’s Pretend Foreign Policy Has Undermined Sovereignty (2006), pp. 66-81, COURSEPACK.
Michael Ignatieff, “Peace, Order and Good
Government: A Foreign Policy Agenda for
Kirton, pp. 295-311.
Jennifer Welsh, “Sharing the Continent,” chapter 2 in her book, At Home in the World (2004), pp. 58-86, COURSEPACK.
Donald Barry, “Managing Canada-US Relations in the Post-9/11 Era: Do We Need a Big Bang?” in Bratt and Kukucha, pp. 116-133.
David Rudd, “Muddling Through on Missile Defence: The Politics of Indecision,” Policy Options (May 2005), pp. 30-34.
Michael Hart and Bill Dymond, “Waiting for Conservative Trade Policy,” Policy Options (October 2006), pp. 63-69.
The Conference Board of Canada, “The New World of
Integrative Trade and
Guest speaker (second half of class): Vincent Rigby, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy), Department of National Defence
Duane Bratt, “Warriors or Boy Scouts?
Marie-Joëlle Zahar, “Intervention, Prevention, and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’: Considerations for Canadian Foreign Policy,” International Journal 60:3 (Summer 2005), pp. 723-734, in COURSEPACK.
Guest speaker (second half of class): Stephen Wallace, Vice President (Policy Branch), Canadian International Development Agency
RESEARCH ESSAY DUE IN CLASS (essay instructions)
Black, “Leader or Laggard?
Danielle Goldfarb and Stephen Tapp, “How
IV. THE WAY FORWARD
April 11 WHITHER
Guest speaker (first half of class): Andrew Cohen, journalism professor (Carleton), newspaper columnist, and author of While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World (2003)
Jennifer Welsh, “Fulfilling Canada’s Global Promise,” Policy Options (February 2005), pp. 56-59.
Allan Gotleib, “Romanticism and Realism in
Christopher Sands, “Fading Power or Rising Power: 11 September and Lessons from the Section 110 Experience,” in Bratt and Kukucha, pp. 247-264.
Stephen Clarkson, “The Choices to Be Made” and “Update: The Choices that Were Made and Those that Remain,” in Bratt and Kukucha, pp. 46-61
The FINAL EXAM will be held during the exam period, April 14-30,
Please check back for the specific date, time and location.