Book Summary

In an era of significant geopolitical shifts, unrelenting violent confrontation, nationalism and identity politics, the institutions in which Canada and its allies have invested significant capital such as trade, political, and security organizations are being tested and stretched to the limit. This edition looks back on Canada’s approach to encouraging democracy abroad, consider ways to enhance middle power democracy statecraft in an era of growing international and domestic insecurity, backsliding and populism, and discern patterns and recurring themes in Canadian support for rights and democracy, as well as efforts to grapple with novel trends like digital threats to democracy.

About Palgrave’s Canada and International Affairs (CIAF)

Palgrave’s Canada and International Affairs is a timely and rigorous series for showcasing scholarship by Canadian scholars of international affairs and foreign scholars who study Canada’s place in the world. The series will be of interest to students and academics studying and teaching Canadian foreign, security, development and economic policy. By focusing on policy matters, the series will be of use to policy makers in the public and private sectors who want access to rigorous, timely, informed and independent analysis. As the anchor, Canada Among Nations is the series’ most recognizable annual contribution. In addition, the series showcases work by scholars from Canadian universities featuring structured analyses of Canadian foreign policy and international affairs. The series also features work by international scholars and practitioners working in key thematic areas that provides an international context against which Canada’s performance can be compared and understood.


This volume is dedicated to Professor Emeritus Maureen Appel Molot, former Distinguished Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, and former editor of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and several books in the Canada Among Nations series. We gratefully acknowledge her contributions as a brilliant researcher and teacher of several generations of Canadian scholars and practitioners.


Maxwell A. Cameron, David Gillies, David Carment


Peter Boehm, Jeremy Kinsman, Maxwell A. Cameron, David Gillies, Marshall Palmer, David Carment, Catherine Hecht, Kendra D. Carrión-Vivar, Thomas Legler, Gabrielle Bardall, Peter Jones, David Moscrop, Sanjay Ruparelia

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