Canadian Security and Defence Policies Towards Latin America: Liberal Engagement or Harsh Realism?

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Abstract

Many historians and political scientists argue that ties between Canada and Latin America have been weak and intermittent because of lack of mutual interest and common objectives. Has this record of diverging paths changed as Canada has attempted to expand its economic and diplomatic ties with the region? Has Canada become an imperialist power?
Canada’s Past and Future in Latin America investigates the historical origins of and more recent developments in Canadian foreign policy in the region. It offers a detailed evaluation of the Harper and Trudeau governments’ approaches to Latin America, touching on political diplomacy, bilateral development cooperation, and civil society initiatives.

Leading scholars of Canada–Latin America relations offer insights from unique perspectives on a range of issues, such as the impact of Canadian mining investment, security relations, democracy promotion, and the changing nature of Latin American migration to Canada. Drawing on archival research, field interviews, and primary sources, Canada’s Past and Future in Latin America advances our understanding of Canadian engagement with the region and evaluates options for building stronger ties in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCanada's Past and Future in Latin America
EditorsPablo Heidrich , Laura Macdonald
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
ISBN (Print)9781487540449
StatePublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Political Science and International Relations

Author Keywords

  • Concept
  • Security
  • Defence Policies
  • Latin America

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