CFPF Publications


CFPF Publications

If you are interested in proposing a monograph or edited collection for publication with CFPF, please contact Whitney Lackenbauer or Ryan Touhey.







Heather Nicol and P. Whitney Lackenbauer, eds. The Networked North: Borders and Borderlands in the Canadian Arctic Region. Waterloo: Borders in Globalization/Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, 2017. vi, 198 pp.


P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Heather Nicol, and Wilfrid Greaves, eds. One Arctic: The Arctic Council and Circumpolar Governance. Ottawa: Canadian Arctic Resources Committee.  xii, 218 pp.


Daniel Heidt, ed. Conflicts and Agreements: Canada’s Foundations and Their Consequences, 1865-1949. Waterloo: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism / Confederation Debates, 2017.  v, 32 pp. (Featuring Patrice Dutil, Daniel Heidt, Jacqueline Krikorian, P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Marcel Martel, and Robert Wardhaugh.)


Lassi Heininen and Heather Nicol, eds. Climate Change and Human Security from a Northern Point of View. Waterloo: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, 2016. 254 pp.


Gordon W. Smith. The Historical and Legal Background of Canada’s Arctic Claims. Foreword by P. Whitney Lackenbauer. Waterloo: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, 2016. x, 323 pp.


Earlier Publications Produced through the CFPF


Andrew F. Cooper, John English, and Ramesh Thakur, eds. International Commissions and the Power of Ideas. New York: United Nations University Press, 2005.


Andrew F. Cooper. Tests of Global Governance: Canadian Diplomacy and United Nations World Conferences. New York: United Nations University Press, 2004.


Andrew F. Cooper, John English, and Ramesh Thakur, eds.  Enhancing Global Governance: Towards a New Diplomacy. New York: United Nations University Press, 2002. Derived from papers presented at two conferences co-hosted by CFPF, one in Canada in September 1999 and another in Japan in July 2000.


Touhey, Ryan, ed. Paul Martin & Canadian Diplomacy. Waterloo: Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, 2001.


Andrew F. Cooper and Geoffrey Hayes, eds. Worthwhile Initiatives? Canadian Mission-Oriented Diplomacy. Toronto: Irwin, 2000. xiii, 116 p. Contains papers from the Worthwhile Initiatives Conference held by CFPF on February 6 and 7, 1998.


Irene Sage Knell and John English. Canadian Agriculture in a Global Context: Opportunities and Obligations. Waterloo: University of Waterloo Press, 1986. xvi, 229 p.


Andrew F. Cooper. Canadian Culture: International Dimensions. Toronto: Canadian Institute of International Affairs and CFPF, 1985. viii, 160 p.


Margaret MacMillan and David S. Sorenson. Canada and NATO: Uneasy past, uncertain future. Waterloo: University of Waterloo Press, 1990. xii, 162 p.Margaret MacMillan and David S. Sorenson. Canada and NATO: Uneasy past, uncertain future. Waterloo: University of Waterloo Press, 1990. xii, 162 p.


David Davies, David Bercuson, and Robert Bothwell. Canada and the Soviet Experiment: Essays on Canadian encounters with Russia and the Soviet Union, 1900-1991. Toronto: Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, and Centre on Foreign Policy and Federalism, University of Waterloo, 1988.



Conference Proceedings


Carol O'Connor and Carol Cooper, eds. “Looking to the Millennium.” Canada-Germany Atlantik-Brücke Conference, Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario, October 23-25, 1998. Waterloo: CFPF, through a grant from ATS - Automation Tooling Systems Inc.


John English. Federalism and Canadian foreign policy: report on a research project funded by the Donner Canadian Foundation. Waterloo: CPFP, 1986.


Toivo Miljan. “Energy in the eighties: the next steps.” Report of a conference held from May 14-16, 1984. Waterloo: CFPF, 1984.



CFPF Canadian Political and Diplomatic History E-Book (CPDE) Series


Series editor: Daniel Heidt


Unpublished graduate research garners little attention. From time to time, however, significant graduate monographs escape the publishers’ glance. While universities have begun to post new dissertations online during the past decade, older research remains isolated on microfilm reels or collecting dust in bound form at a handful of university libraries. Most university libraries do not hold copies of these monographs, and students increasingly prefer online sources. Only the most diligent of students scour footnotes and learn how to use interlibrary loan and microfilm machines to access this forgotten research. When important theses or dissertations have been digitized, they are often difficult to read, and their formatting is unfamiliar and intimidating to students or general readers who otherwise would benefit from access to ground-breaking research and ideas.


By facilitating open access, e-publication of selected theses and monographs on Canadian political and diplomatic history topics, we hope that the CPDHE Series will reinvigorate historical debates on Canadian federalism, governance, the state, and foreign policy among undergraduate and graduate students as well as the wider public. While “new political history” utilises various analytical lenses to re-examine well-trodden ground, these studies regularly rely upon unpublished research for basic facts about events or subjects. Consequently, undergraduate and graduate students who do not retrieve copies of these older works are not privy to the narrative accounts that are critical to understanding and opening new debates. 


By repackaging significant graduate research as web-based open-access monographs, the CPDHE Series will break through the accessibility barriers. Each e-book will have:


  • an updated and dynamic appearance and improve reader-appeal
  • open-access format that will facilitate hits on library catalogues and internet search engines
  • searchable text will expedite research and obviate the lack of indexes in current copies of graduate research


In addition, the Series Editor will oversee the composition of a foreword for each volume composed by established or emerging scholars. The foreword will summarize the monograph’s main arguments and describe how its author built on previous scholarship.  It will also explore how the monograph impacted subsequent research and explain its present-day relevance.


If you are interested in suggesting an unpublished thesis or dissertation for this series, please contact Daniel Heidt (