Sub-National Influences on Foreign Policy: the Canada-US Context
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal in Partnership with Fulbright Canada is pleased to announce a call for papers requesting submissions on the topic of sub national influences on foreign policy in the Canada-US context. Whether it is issues related to the environment, the far North, energy trade or security, sub-national processes, actors and interests are becoming increasingly important influences in shaping and defining Canada-US relations. Whereas the Canada and US politics of the past was largely the purview of states, now the politics of globalization and power diffusion highlight equally important influences such as the foreign policy and lobbying activities of Quebec and Alberta in Washington, emerging relations between provinces and states, and municipalities, the evolving roles of provinces and states in bilateral relations.
Sub-national influences have now become a new front line in strengthening Canada-US relations, creating challenges and opportunities brought on by new trends and developments in how foreign policy is influenced and made. The challenges mostly take the shape of the range of different actors and their impact on foreign policy outcomes. The opportunities are driven by increasingly confident parastatal, regional, local and provincial actors who shape these policies. Examples include the Keystone Pipeline, freshwater sharing, border security, Hydro Quebec, ideological organisations and the influence of NAFTA on sub national relations.
Submissions might answer one or more of these questions.
How does sub national diplomacy differ from state diplomacy in the Canada- US context?
What bureaucratic changes are being made to include subnational processes and actors in foreign policy making?
What makes sub national foreign policy successful?
What is the appropriate theoretical context for understanding subnational foreign policy?
What are the relevant cases for understanding the future of sub national factors in Canada US relations?
Is there a regional and international legal, economic and political context for understanding subnational influences in Noh America?
To Submit a Paper
We are seeking comparative and policy perspectives from junior and senior scholars. Case studies and policy analyses are welcome. Papers can be written from a variety of disciplines including history, law, politic science, sociology, economics and geography. Proposals should be for a paper in the 5,000 to 7,000 word range. Interested applicants should send a short biography and a 250-word proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by: May 30th 2013