Canada and World Affairs: disparity between academics and policy makers…
Canada and World Affairs: disparity between academics and policy makers
Focus on fiscal responsibility
Trade over aid
Economy dependent on volatile sectors??
voter concerns not consistent with aid
acknowledge we have declined in position
not impetus to drastically increase spending
How do we align our ideals with budget in increasingly politicized environemnt. Non-partisan issue.
Increasing isolationist idealogy. Trump, Leitch and O'Leary??
Brexit, counter to TPP and CETA? Related?
role as "middle power"
Is this accurate? What about the other 2 ideas about our position in the world?
Soft power vs hard power
moral argument? Colonialism - have a larger moral duty to provide aid as reparations than us, who have never subjected these areas to being dependent.
Areas within Canada that could use stimulus and aid. Territories and reservations among the top needy areas.
Maybe we are contributing our fair share
inherent bias of political scientists. Must question
Critically analyze our suppositions
Start with the overall consensus made by researchers in field.
Argument comes up with every time international aid increases. What about our own. e.g. Syrian refugees.
Reparations to First Nations.
argument often made reactionary to another expense, but it is a legitimate question. How much should we spend on other countries vs our own needy.
homelessness, healthcare, education, etc.
Measurement of diplomacy overlooked in literature
Quality vs quantity spent
DND spending different due to increase in non-state actors at play? Different approach required than traditional peacekeeper role (Rwanda and Bosnia)
Possible solution is to engrain the formula into our constitution so it is harder to be amended.
Not a partisan issue, but a generational one??
Not a unique problem to political science. Tying practice to literature is an issue in many fields. Medicine is only recently embracing evidence-based practice.
International Liberalism still functioning?
Increasing role of domestic policing for security: paradiplomatic policing
role of interstate conflict vs intrastate conflict. End of cold-war?