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Genesis: Historical research

The principles of liberal internationalism in diplomatic reality of Lester B. Pearson

Pokrovskaia Dar'ya Mikhailovna

Assistant, the department of International Relations and Political Science, Tambov State University named after G. R. Derzhavin

392 000, Russia, g. Tambov, ul. Sovetskaya, 181k




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Abstract: The subject of this research is the practice of liberal internationalistic approach to foreign affairs, which form many decades is a defining factors in studying Canada’s foreign policy. The Canadian liberal internationalism emerged after the World War II, and the concept of its ideology received its development in the 1950’s being inextricably linked to the name of Lester Pearson. The object of this research is the views, ideas and main approaches of Lester Pearson, who held a post of Undersecretary of State and later Prime Minister of Canada, towards the formation of foreign policy of the country. Methodology contains the analysis of personal sources of Lester Pearson and his colleagues, public speeches, official documents of Canadian Department of Foreign Policy, as well as writings of the leading Russian and foreign scholars. The author highlights the key principles of the liberal internationalistic approach towards conducting Canada’s foreign policy, among which is the institutional approach, participation of Canada in world politics as a “medium superpower”, mediation in settlement of international disputes, peacekeeping activity and adherence to the ideas of collective security, etc. A detailed analysis is carried out on the personal views and techniques of conducting diplomacy of Lester Pearson that influences the development of the Canadian liberal internationalism.

Keywords: middle power, Lester Pearson, internation relations, world politics, liberal internationalism, Canadian foreign policy, Lester B Pearson, peacemaking, collective security, Canada
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