In Between Countries: Australia, Canada, and the Search for Order in Agricultural Trade

In Between Countries: Australia, Canada, and the Search for Order in Agricultural Trade

by Andrew F. Cooper
     
 

With increased interest in Canada and Australia over the last decade, students of foreign policy have produced an increasingly diverse range of scholarly material concerning the role and issue-orientation of these two countries. But until now there has been no study that bridges the mode of analysis found in the distinctive sets of comparative and international… See more details below

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With increased interest in Canada and Australia over the last decade, students of foreign policy have produced an increasingly diverse range of scholarly material concerning the role and issue-orientation of these two countries. But until now there has been no study that bridges the mode of analysis found in the distinctive sets of comparative and international relations literature. In Between Countries fills this gap by providing a detailed study of the similarities and differences between Australia and Canada relating to agricultural trade negotiations.

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"In Between Countries makes an original contribution in the field of international political economy, advancing our understanding of how middle powers behave. By highlighting some of the distinctive features of Canadian and Australian foreign policies it furthers the understanding of both." Derek McDougall, Department of Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia "In Between Countries is a valuable discussion of policy issues on agriculture and international trade more generally. Cooper makes good use of the middle power concept, including the related notion of followership, acknowledging the limitations of the concept as well as stressing its utility. This kind of comparative analysis is a productive way of exploring the distinctive characteristics of Canada's foreign economic policies." Robert Boardman, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University
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Cooper (political science, U. of Waterloo) explores the commonalities of Australia and Canada, analyzes the policies of each, emphasizes their distinctive interests, and systematically compares key features of their foreign policy activities. Because both countries identify themselves as middle (in-between) powers, comparing them can illustrate major themes of foreign economic policy, specifically, in this volume, the politics of agricultural trade. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773516670
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
11/25/1997
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.99(d)

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