Francine McKenzie, Western University

Assistant Professor History London, Ontario fmckenzi@uwo.ca Office: (519) 661-2111 ext. 84732

Sign up for (very occasional) emails from Expertise Finder about new colleges, universities, and features.

Bio/Research

My research interests are in the history of international trade in the 20th century, the history of the British Commonwealth, especially from the perspective of the so-called peripheries (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa), and international relations in the 19th and 20th centuries....

Click to Expand >>

Bio/Research

My research interests are in the history of international trade in the 20th century, the history of the British Commonwealth, especially from the perspective of the so-called peripheries (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa), and international relations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Sometimes I examine these areas separately; most of the time in combination. In particular I am interested in the interplay of economic and political motivations and interests in the formulation of trade policy. My work argues that political pressures and objectives, emanating from both national and international arenas, are embedded in trade policy and international trade negotiations. I am currently examining the role of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in international relations, 1947-1994, making a case that the main geo-political fault lines that emerged after 1945, including the Cold War, the North-South divide, and the rise of regional blocs turned the GATT into a contested political space and a microcosm of world international relations.



Click to Shrink <<

Links