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Does North America Exist? Governing the Continent After NAFTA and 9/11 by Stephen Clarkson

Does North America Exist? Governing the Continent After NAFTA and 9/11


Does North America Exist? Governing the Continent After NAFTA and 9/11 by Stephen Clarkson

In the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, renowned public intellectual and scholar Stephen Clarkson asks whether North America exists in the sense that the European Union has made Europe exist. Clarkson's rigorous study of the many political and economic relationships that link Canada, the United States, and Mexico answers this unusual question by looking at the institutions created by NAFTA, a broad selection of economic sectors, and the security policies put in place by the three neighbouring countries following 9/11. This detailed, meticulously researched, and up-to-date treatment of North America's transborder governance allows the reader to see to what extent the United States' dominance in the continent has been enhanced or mitigated by trilateral connections with its two continental partners. An illuminating product of seven years' political-economy, international-relations, and policy research, Does North America Exist? is an ambitious and path-breaking study that will be essential reading for those wanting to understand whether the continent containing the world's most powerful nation is holding its own as a global region.


'Stephen Clarkson has produced a very impressive work that is not just of the moment, but has been composed over many years and will have an equally long shelf life. In an age of quantity over quality and the tendency to focus on the 'smallest publishable fragment', Clarkson has written a magisterial work that almost defies description. '
Geoff Martin, The Round Table

; vol 100 August 2011

About the Author

Stephen Clarkson is a professor of Political Economy at the University of Toronto, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was recently invested with the Order of Canada.

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Publication date

21st October 2008


Stephen Clarkson

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University of Toronto Press


448 pages


International relations



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