Divided Over Internationalism : The Canadian Public and Development Assistance
Series/Report no.Canadian Public Policy;Vol. 30 No 1
This analysis of public opinion towards foreign aid shows that Canadians are divided over internationalism. First, while most citizens agree that development assistance is important, their support often remains shallow, unmatched by a commitment to undertake concrete actions. Second, the attitudes Canadians hold toward development assistance indicate that there is a clear division in the country’s public between liberal and conservative internationalists, a cleavage that is anchored in domestic ideological and partisan differences. In many ways comparable to what is found in other countries, the internationalism of Canadians does not appear as vigorous and as consensual as is often suggested.
Noël, Alain, Jean-Philippe Thérien et Sébastien Dallaire. « Divided Over Internationalism : The Canadian Public and Development Assistance ». Canadian Public Policy 30:1 (March 2004): 29-46