Contentious Politics in North America: National Protest and Transnational Collaboration under…

Hardcover | April 1, 2009

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This is the only book of its kind devoted to exploring contentious politics from a North American perspective including protests, social movements, transnational contention, and emergent regional governance processes between Canadian, U.S. and Mexican state and civil society actors.

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This is the only book of its kind devoted to exploring contentious politics from a North American perspective including protests, social movements, transnational contention, and emergent regional governance processes between Canadian, U.S. and Mexican state and civil society actors.

JEFFREY AYRES is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Saint Michaels College, Vermont. LAURA MACDONALD is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University; Chair of the Department of Political Science and co-director of the Center on North America...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.6 × 5.4 × 0.9 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023022427X

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Table of Contents

PART I: THEORETICAL ISSUES AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN INTEGRATION
Introduction: Conceptualizing North American Contentious Politics--J.Ayres and L.Macdonald
The Political Economy of Neoliberalism in North America--S.McBride
North American Politics after September 11: Security, Democracy and Sovereignty--J.Castro-Rea
PART II: CONTENTIOUS POLITICS: NATIONAL AND CROSS-BORDER VARIATIONS
Civil Society Organizations against Free Trade Agreements in North America--D.Brunelle, S.Dugas
Paradoxes of a Transnational Civil Society in a Neoliberal World: The Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras--J.Bandy
Contesting Neoliberal Globalism and NAFTA in Rural Mexico: From State Corporatism to the Political-Cultural Formation of the Peasantry?--A.Bartra, G.Otero
Contentious Politics in Mexico: Democratization and Mobilizations after NAFTA--J.Cadena-Roa
Coalition Politics: A Political Analysis of the Strategies, Discourses and Impact of the Mexican Action Network on Free Trade (RMALC--M.J. Massicotte
PART III: CONTESTING REGIONAL GOVERNANCE
The Globalized Complexities of Transborder Governance in North America; S.Clarkson, A.Torres-Ruiz
The Legalization of Transnational Political Opportunity Structures: Mobilization of NAFTAs Labor Citizen Petitions for Domestic Political Gain--J.Graubart
North American Transnational Environmental Actors and Mexico--B.Torres
NAFTA and Transnational Contention: A Decade of Alliance and Conflict over Neoliberalism--M.Dreiling, T.Silvaggio
PART IV:CONCLUSION
Conclusion: Contention and Deepening North America--S.Golob
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