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dc.contributor.supervisor Shaw, Amy
dc.contributor.author Esau, Paul
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-10T21:20:44Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-10T21:20:44Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4926
dc.description.abstract This thesis argues that the advocacy practiced by Canadian disarmament NGO Project Ploughshares regarding military policy and the arms trade in the 1990s was an attempt to shift Canadian priorities from national security to common security / human security, and that shift required a drastic change in Canadian military production and export policy. It explains how arms control as a historical concept derives from the just war tradition, and how Ploughshares used that same just war tradition to argue that the contemporary arms trade is inherently unethical, violating both modern understandings of rights and security. It explains how Canadian policy regarding arms production and export is directly tied into Canadian military policy and industrial policy, and is the result of a long history of decisions attempting to open the massive American market to Canada’s defence industrial base. Finally, it explains how Ploughshares has advocated for policies of transparency and regulation as the most effective means of constraining the global proliferation of arms, and pursued these specific policy initiatives in both the national and international forum. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject arms control en_US
dc.subject Canadian foreign policy en_US
dc.subject Canadian military policy en_US
dc.subject common security en_US
dc.subject human security en_US
dc.subject Project Ploughshares en_US
dc.title Disarming security : Project Ploughshares, the just war, and the new world order en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of History en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0563 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0750 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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