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Edelgard E Mahant


Political Science

Professor Mahant is a product of the maelstrom that was Europe during World War II. From thence stems her interest in international relations and human rights. She has taught at Laurentian University, Glendon College and the University of Botswana, and has been a visiting professor at the IEP in Rennes (France) and Baptist University in Hong Kong. She hopes to reach for many more years.

European Union
International Relations
Politics and Government
Regional Integration and Free-Trade

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
University of Toronto

Research Interests Keywords

foreign policy analysis; politics of the European Union; regional integration and free trade areas; comparative politics.


  = the political cultures of foreign policy


  Edelgard Mahant (Author), Daniel Bodistean (Editor). Darfur to Taipei: Cases in Foreign Policy Analysis Paperback – Apr 1 2015  Publisher's Site  

   Birthmarks of Europe. The Origins of the European Community Reconsidered. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.   

  Invisible and Inaudible in Washington American Policies Toward Canada (1999)    

   Free Trade in American-Canadian Relations (1993)    

   An Introduction to Canadian-American Relations (1989)  

Journal Articles

Mahant, Edelgard(2010) 'Mirror, Mirror on the Wall; Who is the Most European of Us All?', Journal of European Integration, 32: 2, 229 — 236 Mahant, E.E, and “The Nicaragua-Costa-Rica Border Dispute from a Constitutional G.S. Mount Perspective” Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, vol. VII:3 (October 2013), pp.546-563. Mahant, E.E. “Post-materialism and foreign policy: a first cut” South African Journal of Policy Development, vol.1, no.1 (forthcoming)  Full Text (PDF)  

Other Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles

   Mahant, Edelgard. (2015) Post-Materialism and Foreign Policy. A First Cut. Southern African Journal of Policy and Development. 1:2, pp.6-23.   Publisher's Site  

   Mahant, E.E, and G.S. Mount (2013) The Nicaragua-Costa Rica Border Dispute from a Constitutional Perspective. Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, vol. VII:3 (October), pp.546-563.    Publisher's Site  

   “Mirror- Mirror on the Wall: Who Is the Most European of Us All?” Journal of European Integration, vol.32:2 (2010), pp. 229-236.   Publisher's Site  

   “Artisanal Mining in Tanzania” The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. Vol.5: 6 (2009), pp.161-188.(with R.P. Mahant)   Publisher's Site  

   “The U.S. Cultural Impact upon Canada” The American Review of Canadian Studies, Autumn 2001, pp. 449-465. (with G. S. Mount)    Publisher's Site  

   “Canada and the European Union: A Post Modern Relationship” ACS Bulletin ACE, vol. 21 (Spring 1999), pp. 10-14. (reprinted in Les relations Canado-européennes : Évolutions et perspectives. Montréal : Université de Montréal, 1er trimestre 2000 as part of the series “Collection Études Européennes”, Chaire Jean Monnet, pp. 21-25).     

   “Are National Cultures and Identities an Optional Extra?” Canadian Review of American Studies, vol. 27 (1997) pp. 51-78.   Publisher's Site  

   “Foreign Policy and European Identity,” History of European Ideas, vol. 21 (1995), pp. 485-498.  Publisher's Site   

   “The Origins of Customs Unions and Free Trade Areas,” Journal of European Integration, vol. 17 (1994), pp. 181-210. (with X. de Vanssay)  Publisher's Site