3571 - POLITICAL SCIENCE 3571R/5571R The Politics of...

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1 POLITICAL SCIENCE 3571R/5571R The Politics of Contemporary Canadian Defence Policy Course Outline: 2008-2009 Professor Dan Middlemiss Room 356, Hicks 494-2396/6637 Dan.Middlemiss@dal.ca PART ONE: OVERVIEW 1. 10 September: Introduction - Course Outline and Requirements. 2. 17 September: Perspectives on Canadian Defence Policy. PART TWO: CASES IN POLICY DEVELOPMENT 3. 24 September: Canada Re-Arms for the Cold War: the Creation of NATO and the Korean Mobilization. 4. 1 October: North American Defence and the Formation of NORAD. 5. 8 October: Canada and the Politics of Nuclear Weapons (1957-1965). 6. 15 October: Adjusting to Change: The 1964 White Paper on Defence and the Politics of Unification. 7. 22 October: Policy Reassessments: The 1971 White Paper and the 1975 Defence Structure Review. 8. 29 October: Defence with an Attitude: The 1987 White Paper -- Sunk By a Sub? 9. 5 November: Aid to the Civil Authority: The Oka Standoff (1990) and Precedents. 10. 12 November: Canada and the Persian Gulf War (1990-91). 11. 19 November: The 1994 Defence Policy Review. 12. 26 November: Canada, the Post-9/11 Campaign Against Terrorism, and the War in Afghanistan. * * * Christmas Break * * * 13. 7 January: The 2005 Defence Policy Statement and CF > Transformation = . PART THREE: PERSISTENT THEMES AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES 14. 14 January: Paying for Canadian Defence: Budgetary Politics. 15. 21 January: Weapons Acquisition: Programs, Processes, and Economic Considerations. 16. 28 January: NORAD, Missile Defence, NORTHCOM, and Homeland Security. 17. 4 February: Canada and the > New = Peace Operations.
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2 18. 11 February: Canada and Special Operations Forces. 19. 18 February: Canada As A Military Ally: Coalitions and Interoperability. 25 February: * * * STUDY BREAK * * * PART FOUR: DOMESTIC ISSUES 20. 4 March: > Canada First = ?: "National" Roles For the Forces -- The Arctic, Fisheries, Drugs, Migran ts, Ice Storms , Floods and Y2K 21. 11 March: The Forces And Human Rights: Language, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Health, Age. 22. 18 March: Recruitment, Retention, and Attrition Issues and the CF 23. 25 March: Parliamentary Scrutiny: Too Little, Too Late? 24. 1 April: The > Public = and Canadian Defence Policy. 25. 8 April: Re-Assessment.
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3 POLITICAL SCIENCE 3571R/5571R The Politics of Contemporary Canadian Defence Policy Course Requirements 2008-2009 A. Major Research Paper: - number: one (second term) - length: approximately 5000-7000 words (20-25 typed pages)*^ - value: 40% of final mark - due date: At the beginning of the class Wednesday, 14 January 2009 ** B. Short Analytical Essays: - number: two - length: approximately 2500-3000 words (10-12 typed pages)*^ - value: each worth 20% of final mark - due dates: At the beginning of the class: 1) Wednesday, 22 October 2008 ** 2) Wednesday, 25 March 2009 ** C. Seminar Participation Mark: - value: 20% of final mark. Students will be marked primarily on the quality of their individual seminar presentations, and also on their
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