In 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched the Americas Strategy, which made the Americas a priority region in Canadian foreign policy. This article reviews the implementation of the strategy, and argues that it is best explained by a combination of domestic factors (such as changes in partisan politics and dominant class interests in Canada) as well as the recent shift towards a "posthegemonic" Americas, resulting from the decline of US power in the region.

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Keywords Americas, Canadian foreign policy, Harper
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Journal Studies in Political Economy
Macdonald, L. (2016). Canada in the posthegemonic hemisphere: Evaluating the Harper government's Americas Strategy. Studies in Political Economy (Vol. 97, pp. 1–17). doi:10.1080/07078552.2016.1174460