Canadaas engagement with post-independence Africa presents a puzzle. Although Canada is recognized for its activism where Africa is concerned, critics have long noted the contradictions that underlie Canadian involvement. Focusing on the period following 2000, and by juxtaposing Jean ChrActienas G8 activism with the Harper governmentas retreat from continental engagement, David R. Blackas Canada and Africa in the New Millennium illustrates a history of consistent inconsistency in Canadaas relationship with Africa. Black combines three interpretive frames to account for this record: the tradition of agood international citizenshipa; Canadaas role as a benign face of Western hegemonic interests in Africa; and Africaas role as the basis for a longstanding narrative concerning Canadaas ethical mission in the world. To examine Africaas place in Canadaas foreign policyaand Canadaas place in AfricaaBlack focuses on G8 diplomacy, foreign aid, security assistance through peace operations and training, and the increasingly controversial impact of Canadian extractive companies. Offering an integrated account of Canadaas role in sub-Saharan Africa, Black provides a way of understanding the nature and resilience of recent shifts in Canadian policy. He underscores how Africaathough marginal to Canadian interests as traditionally conceivedahas served as an important marker of Canadaas international role.17 Of course, this tendency and the problems associated with it are widespread, and have long been recognized internationally. ... light of Canadaa#39;s role as chair of the UN PeaceBuilding Commissiona#39;s Sierra Leone Country Configuration since 2009 (see note 10 above). ... in the first nine months of 2012, 89 percent of all global mining equity financings happened on the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges.
|Title||:||Canada and Africa in the New Millennium|
|Author||:||David R. Black|
|Publisher||:||Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2015-01-12|