The Impacts of NAFTA on North America: Challenges outside the Box

Hardcover | July 15, 2010

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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.

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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, sociologica...

Imtiaz Hussain is Professor of International Relations in Mexico City’s Universidad Iberoamericana, teaching mostly international relations, negotiations, and regional integration theories. His recent books include North American Homeland Security: Back to Bilateralism? (2008); Community, Diffusion, and North American Expansiveness (2...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:290 pages, 8.37 × 10.29 × 0.84 inPublished:July 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230104509

ISBN - 13:9780230104501

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Beneath, beyond, or within North America’s Regional Box: Paradigm Indigestion? * North America’s Regionalisms Face Globalism: Integrative Climate Change Responses--Marcela López Vallejo Olvera * Mexico-Canada Biotech Image: The Role of the Broader Scientific Community--Edit Antal and Camelia Tigau * North American Anti-Immigration Rhetoric: Continental Circulation and Global Resonance of Discursive Integration--Liette Gilbert * Integration through NAFTA’s Chapter XI: Eroding Federalism and Regionalism?--Ian McKinley * Thick Borders and the Challenge of North Ameircan Policy Coordination Post-Bush: What’s Next?--Daniel Drache * Three Amigos and a Non-Regional Player: China as a Challenge Inside and Outside the NAFTA Box--Francisco Haro * Natural Resources and Out-Migration in Local Communities of Southern Mexico: Non-NAFTA Issues Impacting NAFTA--Alba González Jácome * Gendering NAFTA: Utopian Vision?--Rebecka Villanueva Ulfgard * Developing Nati8onal and International Civic Engagement Networks: The International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility, and Democracy--Frank Plantan, Jr. * North American Integration and Recession: Changing Order?--Imtiaz Hussain * The 2009 H1N1 Outbreak: A Chaotic North American Trigger with Evolving Global Consequences--Tim Lynch and Paul Michael Cox * Conclusions: Rising to the Occasion: Coordinating Tumult

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“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