Canada and Africa in the New Millennium

Canada and Africa in the New Millennium

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Canadaa€™s 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 ChrActiena€™s G8 activism with the Harper governmenta€™s retreat from continental engagement, David R. Blacka€™s Canada and Africa in the New Millennium illustrates a history of consistent inconsistency in Canadaa€™s relationship with Africa. Black combines three interpretive frames to account for this record: the tradition of a€œgood international citizenshipa€; Canadaa€™s role as a benign face of Western hegemonic interests in Africa; and Africaa€™s role as the basis for a longstanding narrative concerning Canadaa€™s ethical mission in the world. To examine Africaa€™s place in Canadaa€™s foreign policya€”and Canadaa€™s place in Africaa€”Black 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 Canadaa€™s role in sub-Saharan Africa, Black provides a way of understanding the nature and resilience of recent shifts in Canadian policy. He underscores how Africaa€”though marginal to Canadian interests as traditionally conceiveda€”has served as an important marker of Canadaa€™s 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


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