About this Publication

This book examines Canada Among Nations over the last year and projects forward into the year 2022. 2021 was a year of challenges for Canada and a watershed in its engagement with the global political economy. Beset by a pandemic, hemmed-in by an America-first administration in Washington and punitive recrimination from a Chinese government with global ambitions, the shrinking horizons of a foreign economic policy premised on liberal internationalism and multilateral institutionalism have sapped Canada’s global ambitions.

Information regarding this latest contribution to The Canada and International Affairs book series can be found here.


David Carment is a Professor of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. He is series editor for Palgrave’s Canada and International Affairs, Editor in Chief of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and Fellow of the Institute for Peace and Diplomacy and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. His research focuses on Canadian foreign policy, mediation, negotiation, fragile states, grey zone conflict and hybrid warfare. His current SHHRC funded Research examines diaspora politics and fragile and conflict affected states.

Jeremy Paltiel is a Professor of political science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He publishes widely on Canada-China relations, Chinese foreign policy, the Chinese tradition and its impact on China’s foreign relations, China and human rights and on domestic Chinese politics. Select texts include in 2019 “Canada’s Middle Power Ambivalence: The Palimpsest of US Power Under the Chinese Shadow” and in 2018 “Facing China: Canada Between Fear and Hope” and in 2016 co-edited a volume with Laura Macdonald on Canada and emerging markets.

Laura Macdonald is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. She has published numerous articles in journals and edited collections on such issues as the role of nongovernmental organizations in development, global civil society, social policies and citizenship struggles in Latin America, Canadian development assistance, Canada-Latin American relations and the political impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Photo Credit: Prime Ministers Office of Japan

You May Also Like