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North America in question : regional integration in an era of economic turbulence / edited by Jeffrey Ayres and Laura Macdonald
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2012
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Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HC95 .N673 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject North America -- Economic integration
North America -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
North America -- Economic conditions -- 21st century -- Regional disparities
North America -- Politics and government -- 21st century
North America -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Subject(s) Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Economic forecasting -- North America
Physical Description x, 406 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: North America in question / Jeffrey Ayres and Laura MacDonald -- Global economic crisis and regionalism in North America: region-ness in question? / Randall Germain with Abdulghany Mohamed -- Immovable object or unstoppable force? Economic crisis and the social construction of North America / Brian Bow -- Continental governance, post-crisis : where is North American going? / Stephen Clarkson -- The Mexican political security crisis: implications for the North American community / Jorge Cadena-Roa -- North American community from above and from below: working-class perspectives on economic integration and crisis / Teresa Healy -- Environment and energy: prospects for new forms of continental governance / Debora L. Vannijnatten and Neil Craik -- Borders and security in North America / Emily Gilbert -- Continental dissonance? The politics of migration in North America / Christina Gabriel -- Plus ├ža change: double bilateralism and the demise of trilateralism / Stephanie R. Golob -- Paradiplomacy: states and provinces in the emerging governance structure of North America / James P. Allan and Richard Vengroff -- (Re)thinking the "new" North America through women's citizenship struggles in Mexico / Rosalba Icaza -- Democratic deficits and the role of civil society in North America: the SPP and beyond / Jeffrey Ayres and Laura MacDonald -- Conclusion: will North America survive? / Janine Brodie
Summary "Can North America survive as a region in light of the political turbulence provoked by the global economic crisis? Or have regional integration and collaboration reached a plateau beyond which disintegration is likely? In North America in Question, leading analysts from Canada, the United States, and Mexico provide theoretically innovative and rich empirical reflections on current challenges sweeping the continent and on the faltering political support for North American regionalism
This collection begins by reviewing the recent trajectories and events that have undermined North America's trilateral relationship, then addresses concerns that go beyond NAFTA and economic issues, including labour, immigration, energy, the environment, quality of citizenship, borders, women's and civil society struggles, and democratic deficits. Although demonstrating that many informal dimensions of North American integration continue to flourish, the contributors assess whether the future will hold greater economic instability, security crises, and emerging bilateral relationships."--pub. desc
NOTE 521700
Series Studies in comparative political economy and public policy ; 37
Alternate Author Ayres, Jeffrey McKelvey
Macdonald, Laura, 1960-

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