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Politics in North America : redefining continental relations

Author: François Rocher; Yasmeen Abu-Laban; Radha Jhappan
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, ©2008.
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In Politics in North America: Redefining Continental Relations, prominent authors from Canada, the United States, and Mexico explore the politics of redefining the institutional, economic,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Rocher; Yasmeen Abu-Laban; Radha Jhappan
ISBN: 9781551116426 1551116421
OCLC Number: 153913480
Description: 502 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction, Radha Jhappan and Yasmeen Abu-Laban Part I: History and the Politics of Defining and Redefining North America Introduction 1. The "New World": Legacies of European Colonialism in North America, Radha Jhappan 2. Nation-building and Regionalism in the US, Canada, and Mexico, Claude Couture 3. The Roots of North American Economic Development, Teresa Gutierrez-Haces Part II: Redefining Institutional Relations: Continents, States, and Federalism Introduction 4. The Governance of North America: NAFTA's Complex Institutional Structure, Stephen Clarkson and Roopa Rangaswami 5. Birth of a Union: Lessons for North America from the European Union, Vincent Della Sala 6. Globalization and the Democratic Deficit: Challenging Times for Canada's Political Institutions, Samuel A. Bottomley 7. Political Institutions in the United States, Ross E. Burkhart 8. Political Institutions in Mexico, Jose A. Crespo, Norma Borrego, and Ana Luz Ruelas 9. National Institutions in North America: US, Canadian, and Mexican Federalism, Fran ois Rocher and Gordon DiGiacomo Part III: Redefining Economic and Social Relations: Public Policies and Human Rights after NAFTA Introduction 10. North American First Peoples: Self-Determination or Economic Development? Julian Castro-Rea and Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez 11. Default Convergence? Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in North America, David Schneiderman 12. Under Pressure: The Impasses of North American Labour Movements, Gregory Albo and Dan Crow 13. Ragged Cruelty? Social Policy Transformations in North America, Lois Harder and Marcus Taylor 14. Ten Years After: Continental Free Trade and Environmental Policy in North America, Luc Juillet Part IV: Redefining Spatial Relations: Post 9/11 Borders, Migration, and National Security Introduction 15. Migration in North America, Yasmeen Abu-Laban 16. From the 49th Parallel to the R o Grande: US Homeland Security and North American Borders, Christina Gabriel and Laura Macdonald 17. North American Security and Foreign Policy: Does a Trilateral Community Exist? Athanasios Hristoulas and Stephane Roussel Part V: Redefining Cultural Relations: Towards a North American Community? Introduction 18. Economic Integration and North American Political Cultures, Stephen White and Neil Nevitte 19. Civil Society Organizing Under Continental Integration: The Promise and Limits of Community-Building "From Below," Jeffrey M. Ayres 20. Performing North America as Community, Janine Brodie 21. Beyond NAFTA: The Emergence and Future of North America, Robert A. Pastor Notes on Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited by Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Radha Jhappan, and François Rocher.
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