From Kinshasa to Kandahar

Canada and Fragile States in Historical Perspective


From Kinshasa to Kandahar

Failed or fragile states are those that are unable or unwilling to provide a socio-political framework for citizens and meet their basic needs. They are a source of terrorism and international crime, as well as incubators of infectious disease, environmental degradation, and unregulated mass migration. Canada's engagement with countries such as the Congo, East Timor, Bosnia, and Afghanistan underlines the commitment of successive Canadian governments to addressing the threats posed to Western security by state fragility.

From Kinshasa to Kandahar: Canada and Fragile States in Historical Perspective brings together leading Canadian historians and political scientists to explore Canada's historic relationship with fragile states. The collection spans the period from the 1960s to the present and covers a geographical range that stretches from the Middle East to Latin America to Southeast Asia. Authors embrace a variety of approaches and methodologies, including traditional archival historical research, postmodern textual analysis, oral history, and administrative studies to chronicle and explain Canada's engagement with fragile and failed states.

This collection reflects the growing public interest in the issue of failed states, which are of increasing concern to Canadian policymakers and are making headlines on the world stage. It helps explain the historic forces that have shaped Canadian policy towards failed and fragile states, and provides a platform for a national discussion about Canada's future role addressing state fragility.

With contributions by:

Stephanie M. Bangarth
Duane Bratt
Darren Brunk
Hevina S. Dashwood
Jean Daudelin
Tom Keating
Stephen Saideman
Julian Schofield
Kevin Spooner
Andrew Thompson
David Webster

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Cover 1
Half Title Page 2
Series Page 3
Full Title Page 4
Copyright Page 5
Dedication 6
Table of Contents 8
Acronyms 10
Acknowledgments 14
Preface 16
1 - Journalism and Mediain the Caribbean 30
2 - Practicing Journalism in Small Places: National and Regional Implications 58
3 - Caribbean Journalism’s Media Economy: Advancing Democracy and the Common Good? 86
4 - Caribbean Journalism: Comprehensive and Proportionate 120
5 - Caribbean Journalism:Relevant and Engaging 150
6 - Caribbean Journalism:Maintaining Independence 180
7 - The Future of Caribbean Journalism 210
Notes 234
Bibliography 264
Index 282
Back Cover 296