Regionalism and the State: NAFTA and Foreign Policy Convergence

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Mr Gordon Mace
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Mar 28, 2013 - Political Science - 194 pages

Empirically rich with highly detailed case studies on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), this comprehensive volume studies the relationship between regionalism and state behavior. The traditional pattern of past studies of regionalism and regional integration has been to understand how state strategies molded the dynamics of an integration process. This study examines the impact of regionalism on the policy preferences of member states.

This volume offers three theoretical contributions:

• an empirical test of the convergence hypothesis
• studies of institutions and their impact on domestic politics
• an examination of foreign policy preferences and the neo-functionalist concept of 'spill-over'

Recommended reading for students of regionalism, international political economy, international trade, foreign policy and North American studies.



List of Figures and Tables
Convergence or Divergence Effects? NAFTA and State
The Impact of NAFTA on the Member
Security Policies in the NAFTA Environment
The Missing Link? Economic Liberalization and
Sleeping with the Enemy? NAFTA Partners and Antidrug

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Gordon Mace is Professor in the Department of Political Science, Université Laval, Canada.

Gordon Mace, Louis Bélanger, Nelson Michaud, Stéphane Roussel, Michel Fortmann, Martin Duplantis, Jean-Philippe Thérien, Guillermo R. Aureano, Hugo Loiseau.

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