Pragmatic Idealism

Pragmatic Idealism

Canadian Foreign Policy, 1945-1995

Book - 1998
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Melakopides defines Canadian internationalism as "pragmatic idealism," a balanced synthesis of idealism and pragmatism, and demonstrates concretely how it reflects the principles, interests, and values of the country's mainstream political culture. Focusing on Canada's record in the areas of peacekeeping and peacemaking, arms control and disarmament, foreign development assistance, human rights, and ecological concerns, Melakopides reveals that at the heart of Canadian foreign policy are the concepts and the practice of moderation, communication, mediation, cooperation, caring, and sharing. Pragmatic Idealism is an inspiring challenge to the assumption that all foreign policy is premised on realpolitik. Students, scholars, and practitioners of Canadian foreign policy as well as historians, Canadianists, members of NGOs, and interested members of the general public will find it an engaging and enlightening experience.
Publisher: Montreal, Que. ; Kingston, Ont. : Mcgill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
ISBN: 9780773517226
0773517227
Branch Call Number: 971.064 Mel
971/.064/Mel 3588mb 1
Characteristics: viii, 241 p.

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