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Joining Together, Standing Apart : National Identities after NAFTA :  National Identities after NAFTA - Dorinda G. Dallmeyer

Joining Together, Standing Apart : National Identities after NAFTA

National Identities after NAFTA

By: Dorinda G. Dallmeyer (Editor)

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Published: September 1997
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This new study presents a detailed examination of the initial NAFTA experience and evaluates its long-term implications beyond those of ending trade and tariff barriers. NAFTA initiated a procedure for addressing transborder economic problems in a more adequate and predictable fashion, potentially encouraging policy convergence between three disparate political cultures.Rather than addressing economic, social, and environmental policy issues separately, trade policy increasingly serves as a vehicle for negotiating policy convergence. Consequently, trade officials are being forced to deal with an expanded array of domestic policy issues. Beyond the economic aspects of NAFTA, this book examines the less studied cultural implications of this new international arrangement.In addition, environmental protection and conservation issues are now at the forefront of the international political agenda. NAFTA's environmental side agreement created a new way to address environmental concerns while protecting local standards, again illustrating the attempt to achieve policy convergence by means of a trade apparatus. As in other areas covered in this book, NAFTA represents the continuing tension between integration and the maintenance of national autonomy.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
NAFTA and Economic Integration: Three Perspectivesp. 1
Mexico: Open Economy, Closed Optionsp. 35
Mexico: From Euphoria to Sacrificep. 63
NAFTA, Quebec, and the Boundaries of Cultural Sovereignty: the Challenge of Identity in the Era of Globalizationp. 73
Cultural Identity in the United States: Will NAFTA Change America?p. 91
Government by Trade Agreementp. 111
NAFTA Revisitedp. 131
List of Contributorsp. 149
Indexp. 151
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ISBN: 9789041104830
ISBN-10: 9041104836
Series: NAFTA Law & Policy S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: September 1997
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.15  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45