Exporting and Internalizing Globalization: Canada and the Global System of Power

  • Stephen McBride
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Since Canada has always depended on the international economy for its prosperity the chapter opens by considering its historical strategies for actively managing its interaction with more powerful international economic actors. In the 1980s the Canadian strategy shifted to one of neoliberalism and free trade. The new strategy, explored in a subsequent section of the chapter, involved accepting constraints on aspects of national sovereignty and some reorganization of state institutions through the provisions of NAFTA and the WTO.


Free Trade Free Trade Agreement Internalize Globalization Canadian State Canadian Policy 
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Further reading

  1. Clarkson, S. (2002) Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian tate. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.Google Scholar
  2. Drache, D. (2004) Borders Matter: Homeland Security and the Search for North America. lack Point, N.S.: Fernwood.Google Scholar
  3. Howlett, M., A. Netherton and M. Ramesh (1999) The Political Economy of Canada: An Introduction. 2nd edn Toronto: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  4. Nelles, H.V. (2004) A Little History of Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar

Useful websites

  1. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative
  2. Canadian Policy Research Network
  3. Government of Canada: About Canada
  4. Politics Canada

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© Stephen McBride 2005

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