Canada's Department of External Affairs, Volume 1: The Early Years, 1909-1946 - Canadian Public Administration Series (Paperback)
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Canada's Department of External Affairs, Volume 1: The Early Years, 1909-1946 - Canadian Public Administration Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 440 Pages / Published: 01/01/1990
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After an introductory chapter dealing with the conduct of external relations before 1909, the book examines three distinct phases of the department's development. Although the department had modest beginnings under the first under-secretary, Sir Joseph Pope (1909-1925), it was seen by his successor, O.D. Skelton, as an important instrument for the assertion of Canadian autonomy. Skelton presided over the establishment of the first Canadian diplomatic missions abroad, and was responsible for the creation of a foreign service to staff them. With the outbreak of the war in 1939, both the responsibilities and the size of the department underwent substantial organizational change under Norman Robertson, who became under-secretary after Skelton's death in 1941. Taken together, the criteria for recruitment introduced by Skelton and the reorganization which took place under Robertson gave the department many of the features which have characterized it as a branch of the Canadian government. The further development of the institution will be examined in a second volume covering the years 1946-1968. Since the prime minister was secretary of state for External Affairs during much of the period covered by volume I, the book contributes to an understanding of the operation of the Canadian government as a whole as well as of a single department. It also examines the policy making process and therefore will be of interest to students of international relations as well as of public administration.

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: 9780773507517
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 684 g
Dimensions: 240 x 152 x 29 mm

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