In Between Countries

In Between Countries

Australia, Canada, and the Search for Order in Agricultural Trade

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The book explores how and why two self-identified middle powers adopted such distinctive styles in their diplomatic approaches. Focusing on a period of crucial developments in diplomacy, Andrew Cooper analyses the policies of each country, emphasizes distinctive interests and policies, and systematically compares key features of the actions of the two countries. While the book is very much policy driven, it is also firmly based on an appreciation of the distinctiveness of Australia and Canada. Cooper argues that the contemporary expression of duality in diplomatic approach can only be fully understood when set against the divergent historical experiences of the two countries. Not only has the structural, situational, and psychological location of Australia and Canada set them apart throughout the postwar period, but their pattern of political development has differed appreciably.


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The book explores how and why two self-identified middle powers adopted such distinctive styles in their diplomatic approaches. Focusing on a period of crucial developments in diplomacy, Andrew Cooper analyses the policies of each country, emphasizes distinctive interests and policies, and systematically compares key features of the actions of the two countries. While the book is very much policy driven, it is also firmly based on an appreciation of the distinctiveness of Australia and Canada. Cooper argues that the contemporary expression of duality in diplomatic approach can only be fully understood when set against the divergent historical experiences of the two countries. Not only has the structural, situational, and psychological location of Australia and Canada set them apart throughout the postwar period, but their pattern of political development has differed appreciably.

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.

The book explores how and why two self-identified middle powers adopted such distinctive styles in their diplomatic approaches. Focusing on a period of crucial developments in diplomacy, Andrew Cooper analyses the policies of each country, emphasizes distinctive interests and policies, and systematically compares key features of the actions of the two countries.While the book is very much policy driven, it is also firmly based on an appreciation of the distinctiveness of Australia and Canada. Cooper argues that the contemporary expression of duality in diplomatic approach can only be fully understood when set against the divergent historical experiences of the two countries. Not only has the structural, situational, and psychological location of Australia and Canada set them apart throughout the postwar period, but their pattern of political development has differed appreciably.
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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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.

Publisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1997
ISBN: 9780773566866
0773566864
0773516670
9780773516670
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 279 pages)

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