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Dilemmas in Defence Decision-Making

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Beschreibung

The Cold War produced a matrix of Canadian/US extra-governmental military and economic relationships which significantly shaped Canadian political decision-making as it related to the defence of the continent under the auspices of the North American Air/Aerospace Defence Agreement (NORAD). In the post-cold War era, these relationships continue to effectively support a traditional security agenda for the Canadian government. The rewritten NORAD Agreement, signed in March 1996, is the vehicle for Canadian participation in US missile defence programs worldwide. Paying particular attention to the decisions to adopt a nuclear weapons role for Canada's continental air defence forces, to test the US air-lunched cruise missile in the Canadian North, and to become increasingly involved in active missile and space-based defence programs, the author examines: · the Cold War construction of Canadian/US military and economic relationships · the effects of these relationships on political decision-making · the public discourse as a site of alternative understandings of Canada's role in the Cold War. Ann Denholm Crosby provides a challenging analysis of Canadian defence decision-making in both its Cold war and post-Cold War contexts.



Autorentext

ANN DENHOLM CROSBY is Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at York University, Ontario, and teaches in the fields of Security Studies, Canadian Foreign Policy and Peace Research.



Inhalt

List of Tables and Map Acknowledgements List of Acronyms Introduction: Considering Contradictions The Origins of NORAD: Institutionalizing Canadian/US Military Cooperation Canada's Nuclear Weapons: The Relations of Military Cooperation Constructing an Aerospace Defence Mandate: 1958-1981 Active Missile and Space-Based Defence Programs: 1981-96 Constructing an Economic Context for NORAD Decision-Making The Relations of Defence Production Sharing: Decision-Making in the 1980s and 90s The Public Discourse I: The 1950s and 60s The Public Discourse II: From 'Post-Cold War' to Post-Cold War Into the Twenty First Century Selected Bibliography Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Dilemmas in Defence Decision-Making
Untertitel: Constructing Canada's Role in NORAD, 1958-96
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EAN: 9780230374027
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 253
Veröffentlichung: 13.05.1998
Dateigrösse: 33.4 MB

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