The First Century of the International Joint Commission
The relationship between Canada and the United States is defined by our shared waterways. This book brings together a wide-ranging field of experts in a definitive history of the International Joint Commission—one of the world’s oldest international environmental bodies.
The First Century is a significant contribution to historical institutionalist literature on an important dimension of Canada–US relations and transnational environmental policies. Its contributors illustrate both the potential and conditions for cross-border cooperation, along with the multiple political and institutional constraints on such activities. As such, it is a rewarding study for academics, practitioners, and those interested in understanding the conditions for effective civic engagement in cross-border relations.- Geoffrey Hale, American Review of Canadian Studies
Provides excellent analysis and coverage of the first century of the IJC
?Stephen J. Randall, Canadian Historical Review
[A] fascinating book on transboundary water governance.- Frederick H. Turner, Natural Resources & Environment
A welcome scale-shift in our knowledge and understanding of the IJC . . . [a] balanced and broad collection that will be of particular interest to historians of environmental diplomacy and the Canada-US border.- Matthew Evenden, Environmental History