This edited volume provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary debates and issues in Canadian defence policy studies. The contributors examine topics including the development of Canadian defence policy and strategic culture, North American defence cooperation, gender and diversity in the Canadian military, and defence procurement and the defence industrial base. Emphasizing the process of defence policy-making, rather than just the outcomes of that process, the book focuses on how political and organizational interests impact planning, as well as the standard operating procedures that shape Canadian defence policy and practices.
About the Author
Thomas Juneau is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Canada.
Philippe Lagassé is Associate Professor and Barton Chair in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Canada.
Srdjan Vucetic is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Canada.
Table of Contents
Thomas Juneau, Philippe Lagassé, and Srdjan Vucetic
Part I: The Fundamentals of Canadian defence policy
2. The Imperatives of Canada’s Strategic Geography
Kim Richard Nossal
3. Canadian Strategic Cultures: From Confederation to Trump
Justin Massie & Srdjan Vucetic
4. Holding Canadian Governments to Account for National Defence
5. Canadian Defence Budgeting
6. From Policy and Strategy to Outcomes
Adam Chapnick and Craig Stone
7. Canada and Defence against Help: The Wrong Theory for the Wrong Country at the Wrong Time
Andrea Charron and James Fergusson
Part II: The domestic politics of Canadian defence
8. Canadian Civil-Military Relations in Comparative Perspective: It Could Be Worse?
Stephen M. Saideman
9. The Political Economy of Defence
J. Craig Stone and Binyam Solomon
10. Public Opinion and Canadian Defence Policy
11. The Demographics of Force Generation: Recruitment, Attrition, and Retention of Citizen Soldiers
12. Culture Clash: Why the media and the military can’t get along
13. Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Defence
14. Defence Policy Perspectives: Special Interests and Lobbying
15. Achieving Consensus and Effectiveness in Canadian Defence Policy
Part III: Emerging policy challenges
16. You've Got it All Backwards: Canada’s National Defence Strategy
17. Law and political-military strategy: the importance of legal advice in the decision to deploy the Canadian Armed ForcesAlexander Bolt
18. CAF Operations: A Comprehensive Approach to Enable Future Operations
Neil Chuka & Heather Hrychuk
19. Capability Acquisition and Canadian Defence Policy: Program Achievability and Resilience?
20. Women in the Canadian Armed Forces
21. Defence Policy in the Canadian Arctic: From Jean Chrétien to Justin Trudeau
Adam Lajeunesse and P. Whitney Lackenbauer
22. Canadian defence and new technologies
23. Deterrence in Space and Cyberspace
Ryder McKeown and Alex Wilner