Canada in the 21st century: Beyond Dominion and Middle Power

Published:  2004   |    By: Jennifer M. Welsh    |    Volume 61, No. 4


As Canada manoeuvres its way out of its present crisis of international vocation, it will need to think less about whether it is a middle power and more about the kind of power it wields, where it can best wield it and for what purposes.

About the Author

Jennifer Welsh, a Canadian, teaches international relations at the University of Oxford and is a fellow of Somerville College. She is a former Jean Monnet Fellow of the European University Institute (Florence) and Cadieux Fellow in the Policy Planning Staff of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs. Welsh is the author of several books and articles on international relations, including Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations (Oxford University Press, 2004). The arguments in this article draw from her larger work, At Home in the World: Canada’s Global Vision for the 21st Century (HarperCollins Canada, 2004).