Interpreting NAFTA: The Science and Art of Political Analysis

Interpreting NAFTA: The Science and Art of Political Analysis

by Frederick W. Mayer, Federick Mayer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231109806

ISBN-13: 9780231109802

Pub. Date: 10/05/1998

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Drawing on a wide range of documents and interviews with officials in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, as well the author's experience as an aide to Senator Bill Bradley during negotiations, Interpreting NAFTA is a history of the agreement's development, from opening talks to final passage. Frederick W. Mayer combines recent work in international

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Drawing on a wide range of documents and interviews with officials in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, as well the author's experience as an aide to Senator Bill Bradley during negotiations, Interpreting NAFTA is a history of the agreement's development, from opening talks to final passage. Frederick W. Mayer combines recent work in international relations, comparative politics, interest groups, and public opinion to develop a broad theoretical framework that crosses between international relations and domestic politics. Mayer demonstrates that to understand NAFTA, one must view it as simultaneously a matter of political interests, institutions, and ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231109802
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/05/1998
Pages:
374

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. A Framework for Political Analysis
3. Why a North American Free Trade Agreement?Interpreting the Decision to Negotiate: The Uses and Limits of International Theory
4. Domestic Politics Matters: The Fast Track Fight Interpreting the Domestic Politics of Decision: The Role of Institutions and Interests
5. Two-Level Bargaining: The NAFTA Negotiation Interpreting International Negotiations: Domestic Politics and International Bargaining
6. Making Side Issues Central: The Labor and Environment Negotiations Interpreting the Side Negotiations: Issue Linkage, Deep Nesting, and the Political Context
7. Symbolic Politics: Growing Grassroots Opposition Interpreting Grassroots Opposition: The Markets for Meaning
8. Diagnosis and Strategy: The Campaign for NAFTA Interpreting the Victory: Political Diagnosis and Political Strategy
9. Conclusions


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