Canada on the United Nations Security Council
A Small Power on a Large Stage
This is the definitive history of the Canadian experience, both its successes and failures, on the world’s largest stage – the United Nations Security Council.
While the Canadian commitment to the United Nations itself has always been strong, Ottawa’s attitude towards the Security Council, and to service upon it, has been much less consistent. This book tells the story of Canada’s attempts since 1946, both successful and unsuccessful, to gain a seat as a non-permanent member on the Council. Impeccably researched and clearly written, this is the definitive history of the Canadian experience on the world’s most powerful stage.
- Short-listed, J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, J.W. Dafoe Foundation 2020
- Short-listed, Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, The Writers' Trust of Canada 2020
This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Canadian foreign policy and global engagement and will be a useful resource in graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses on these topics.- Tyler Chamberlain
Full of insights and surprises, [Canada on the United Nations Security Council] is a welcome addition to Canadian foreign policy.- Daniel Livermore