Drifting Together: The Political Economy of Canada-U.S. Integration / Edition 3

Drifting Together: The Political Economy of Canada-U.S. Integration / Edition 3

by John McDougall
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551117800

ISBN-13: 9781551117805

Pub. Date: 05/10/2006

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

Drifting Together examines the effects of free trade on Canada-US relations beyond the dimensions of trade and investment flows. It traces the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Canada’s cultural policies, communications regulations, cross-border regional interactions, social policy, defence and security policy, and foreign

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Drifting Together examines the effects of free trade on Canada-US relations beyond the dimensions of trade and investment flows. It traces the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Canada’s cultural policies, communications regulations, cross-border regional interactions, social policy, defence and security policy, and foreign policies beyond the Canada-US relationship. This analysis sets the transformation of Canada-US relations against the backgrounds of both economic history and theories of economic and political integration. John McDougall argues that while the members of the NAFTA are highly unlikely ever to undertake the form of political integration adopted by the European Union, Canada is already engaged in a process of policy harmonization with the United States that amounts to political integration by stealth. Thus, the "integration question" is, for Canada, essentially a question of preserving its democracy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551117805
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
05/10/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
363
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

  1. The Analysis of Canada-US Integration: Theory, Key Concepts, and Scope
  2. Canada-US Relations at the Turn of the Century
  3. The Evolution of the North American Economy I: The US
  4. The Evolution of the North American Economy II: Canada
  5. The Origins and Nature of North American Free Trade Agreements
  6. Political Integration in Europe and North America
  7. North American Regionalism
  8. North American Integration and Canadian Culture
  9. Free Trade Agreements and Canadian Social Policies, Attitudes, and Values
  10. Canada-US Relations in the Twenty-first Century: The Emergence of North American Politics

Conclusion: Does Canada Still Make Sense?

Bibliography

Index

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