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The Impacts of NAFTA on North America : Challenges outside the Box - I. Hussain

The Impacts of NAFTA on North America

Challenges outside the Box

By: I. Hussain (Editor)

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Why was NAFTA not extended, even after fulfilling several stated objectives? Investigating a number of roadblocks (balancing regional and multilateral environmental obligations, migration and refugee spillovers, synchronizing federal, state, and local investment laws, societal transnationalism over education, for instance, sociological/anthropological concerns over transformations at the local level, gender relations, and the impacts of the 2008 recession and H1N1 pandemic), several scholars elevate the growing but neglected importance of parallel intra-state and transnational dynamics demanding attention. Utilizing James Rosenau's state-multi-centric models, their conclusions/implications shed light not just why North American integration is not working, but on broader regional experiments.

"A stimulating collection of essays that probes the complexities of national, regional, and global governance in North America." - Stephen McBride, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Global Political Economy, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

List of Tablesp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: Beneath, Beyond, or Within North America's Regional Box: Paradigm Indigestion?p. 1
North America's Regionalisms Face Globalism: Integrating Climate Change Responsesp. 21
Mexico-Canada Biotech Image: The Role of the Broader Scientific Communityp. 39
North American Anti-Immigration Rhetorics: Continental Circulation and Global Resonance of Discursive Integrationp. 63
Integration through NAFTA's Chapter 11: Eroding Federalism and Regionalism?p. 93
Thick Borders and the Challenge of North American Policy Coordination Post-Bush: What's Next?p. 107
Three Amigos and a Nonregional Player: China as a Challenge Inside and Outside the NAFTA Boxp. 123
Natural Resources and Out-Migration in Local Communities of Southern Mexico: Non-NAFTA Issues Impacting NAFTAp. 141
Gendering NAFTA: Utopian Vision?p. 159
Developing National and International Civic Engagement Networks: The International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility, and Democracyp. 181
North American Integration and Recession: Paradigm Change?p. 209
The 2009 H1N1 Outbreak: A Chaotic North American Trigger with Evolving Global Consequencesp. 237
Conclusion: Rising to the Occasion: Coordinating Tumultp. 253
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780230104501
ISBN-10: 0230104509
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 273
Published: 18th August 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1