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Locating Global Order
American Power and Canadian Security after 9/11
Bruno Charbonneau   Wayne Cox  

$87.00 Hardcover
Release Date: 8/15/2010
ISBN: 9780774818315    

$34.95 Paperback
Release Date: 1/1/2011
ISBN: 9780774818322    

368 Pages


About the Book

While the events of 9/11 provoked countless debates about international politics, security, and global order, one question dominates. Should the United States don the mantle of empire for the sake of world peace, or will peace come through world government?

This volume questions the very assumptions of this debate -- that the political order is hierarchical, with state and international institutions at the top and individuals and groups at the bottom. Case studies dealing with Canada’s role in the construction and maintenance of global order, both domestically and internationally, reveal that the location of social and political practices creating global order is no longer certain. How are these practices influencing America’s ability to structure its power around the world? What are the links between Canadian security policy, our involvement in the war in Afghanistan, and US power?

Rather than taking the state and international system for granted, this timely and remarkable book demonstrates that global order post-9/11 is not exclusively American -- allied powers are a key component of its hegemony.

About the Author(s)

Bruno Charbonneau is an associate professor of political science at Laurentian University.

Wayne S. Cox is an assistant professor of political studies at Queen’s University.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Locating Global Order / Bruno Charbonneau and Wayne S. Cox

Part 1: American Power and the Location of Global Order

1) Hegemony, Militarism, and Identity: Locating the United States as the Global Power / Dan O’Meara

2) The Neoconservative Challenge to Realist Thinking in American Foreign Policy / Alex Macleod

Part 2: Constructing Global Order at Home and Abroad -- The Case of Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan

3) Managing Life in Afghanistan: Canadian Tales of Peace, Security, and Development / Bruno Charbonneau and Geneviève Parent

4) Rethinking the Security Imaginary: Canadian Security and the Case of Afghanistan / Kim Richard Nossal

5) Constructions of Nation, Constructions of War: Media Representations of Captain Nichola Goddard / Claire Turenne Sjolander and Kathryn Trevenen

Part 3: Constructing Global Order at Home -- Conceptualizations and Practices of National Security

6) Against National Security: From the Canadian War on Queers to the "War on Terror" / Gary Kinsman

7) Framing Post-9/11 Security: Tales of State Securitization and of the Experiences of Muslim Communities / Siobhan Byrne

8) Re-Conceptions of National Security in the Age of Terrorism: Implications for Federal Policing in Canada / T.S. (Todd) Hataley

9) Biosecurity in Canada and Beyond: Invasions, Imperialisms, and Sovereignty / Peter Stoett

Part 4: Constructing Global Order Abroad -- Canada’s Policies in Africa

10) Canada, Africa, and "New" Multilateralisms for Global Governance: Before and After the Harper Regime in Ottawa? / Timothy M. Shaw

11) Mainstreaming Investment: Foreign and Security Policy Implications of Canadian Extractive Industries in Africa / David Black and Malcolm Savage

12) Peace-Building between Canadian Values and Local Knowledge: Some Lessons from Timbuktu / Jonathan Sears

13) Conclusion: Relocating Global Order / Bruno Charbonneau and Wayne S. Cox


List of Contributors



"This is one of the few books about 'global' politics that has engaged my attention in a long time. It is well informed, well edited, and equally well written. Locating Global Order is both important and provocative -- important, in that it insists on interrogating the relationship between politics and location to avoid clichés about territorialized nation-states or patterns of globalization; provocative, in that it disrupts some powerful claims about where politics ought to be occurring."
-- R.B.J. Walker, author of After the Globe/Before the World

"Locating Global Order is interesting, intelligent, and accessible. It would work well as a reader for senior undergraduates and graduate students in Canadian foreign policy and related fields."
-- Mark Neufeld, author of The Restructuring of International Relations Theory

Sample Chapter

Front Matter and Chapter One

Related Topics

Political Science
International Studies
Security Studies

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