San Diego International Law Journal

Document Type

Lead Article


I seek to establish here the degree to which multilateralism prevailed in the postwar era, or instead was overcome by unilateralist objectives and methods in pursuit of national interests. The empirical basis and special focus in much of my analysis is the discussion of Canada's role in regard to the diplomacy of the Pacific fisheries and more generally in regard to the process of developing modern ocean law as reflected in Canadian-U.S.-Japanese-British relations.