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A nation of peacekeepers or soldiers Honest bro- ker loyal ally or chore boy for empire Attempts to dene Canadas past present and proper inter- national role have often led to contradiction and incendiary debate. Canada and the United Nations seeks to move beyond simplistic characterizations by allowing evidence rather than ideology to drive the inquiry. The result is a pragmatic and forthright assessment of the best practices in Canadas UN participation. Sparked by the Harper governments realign- ment of Canadian internationalism Canada and the United Nations reappraises the mythic and often self-congratulatory assumptions that there is a distinctively Canadian way of interacting with the world and that this approach has proted both the nation and the globe. While politicians and diplomats are given their due this collection goes beyond many traditional analyses by includ- ing the UN-related attitudes and activities of ordinary Canadians. Contributors nd that while Canadians have exhibited a broad range of re- sponses to the UN fundamental beliefs about the nations relationship with the world are shared widely among citizens of various identities and eras. While Canadians may hold inated views of their countrys international contributions their notions of Canadas appropriate role in global governance correlate strongly with what experts in the eld consider the most productive ap- proaches to the Canada-UN relationship. In an era when some of the globes most pro- found challenges climate change refugees terrorism economic uncertainty are not con- strained by borders Canada and the United Nations provides a timely primer on Canadas diplomatic strengths. Colin McCullough is adjunct professor of history at McMaster University. Robert Teigrob is associate professor of history at Ryerson University. 1 4 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 6 H I S T O R Y P O L I T I C A L S C I E N C E Canada and the United Nations Legacies Limits Prospects edited by colin mccullough and robert teigrob Foreword by Lloyd Axworthy Experts offer new approaches to Canadian internationalism in a candid re-evaluation of Canadas contributions to the United Nations. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Rethinking Canada in the World January 2017 978-0-7735-4825-1 34.95A CDN 34.95A US 26.99 paper 978-0-7735-4824-4 100.00S CDN 100.00S US 77.00 cloth 6 x 9 256pp 2 photos 2 drawings Ebook available Rethinking Canada in the World series editors ian mckay and sean mills Supported by the Wilson Institute for Cana- dian History at McMaster University this series is committed to books that rethink Canadian history from transnational and global perspectives. It enlarges approaches to the study of Canada in the world by exploring how Canadian history has long been a dynamic product of global currents and forces. The series will also reinvigorate understanding of Canadas role as an inter- national actor and how Canadians have contributed to intellectual political cultural social and material exchanges around the world. Volumes included in the series explore the ideas movements people and institu- tions that have transcended political bound- aries and territories to shape Canadian society and the state. These include both state and non-state actors and phenomena such as international migration diaspora politics religious movements evolving con- ceptions of human rights and civil society popular culture technology epidemics wars and global nance and trade. The series charts a new direction by exploring networks of transmission and exchange from a standpoint that is not solely national or international expanding the history of Canadas engagement with the world. A N N O U N C I N G A N E W S E R I E S