Politics in North America: Redefining Continental Relations

Politics in North America: Redefining Continental Relations

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ISBN-13: 9781442604384
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Yasmeen Abu-Laban is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. The author, with Christina Gabriel, of Selling Diversity: Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity, and Globalization (University of Toronto Press, 2002), she has also written numerous articles on citizenship theory and the comparative dimensions of migration, nationalism, and identity politics.

Radha Jhappan is Associate Professor at Carleton University in the Department of Political Science. She has published in the areas of indigenous peoples' politics and law, Canadian socio-political history, constitutional law and politics, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, race and gender in feminist theory, and feminist legal theory and litigation strategies.


François Rocher is Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. He has held a similar position at Carleton University, where he was also director of the School of Canadian Studies. He is the co-editor, with Miriam Smith, of New Trends in Canadian Federalism (University of Toronto Press, 2003) and has extensively published on constitutional politics, intergovernmental relations, immigration, and citizenship in Canada.

Table of 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, François 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 Rí­o 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

 

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