The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a milestone in the affairs of the continent and in international trade. The first formal arrangement of any kind between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, it is also the first trade pact including countries of such disproportionate power and levels of development. For Canada and Mexico the agr
Table of Contents
Introduction -- North American Free Trade in Perspective -- The Road to NAFTA -- NAFTA: An Overview -- Searching for New Paradigms: Trade Policy Lessons from Recent and More Ancient History -- Managing Post-War Relations in North America -- Change in the Management of Canada-United States Relations in the Post-War Era -- Managing Bilateralism: The Evolution of United States-Mexico Relations -- Convergent Paths Toward Integration: The Unequal Experiences of Canada and Mexico -- Perspectives on North American Integration -- Mexico, Latin America and the Group of Three in the Context of NAFTA -- Canada and Latin America in the Shadow of U.S. Power: Toward an Expanding Hemispheric Agreement? -- The U.S. “North American” Trade Concept: Continentalist, Hemispherist, or Globalist? -- Bringing Values “Back In”: Value Change and North American Integration -- Trilateralism and North American Defense Relations: Some Preliminary Thoughts -- The European Union: Lessons and Impact -- Managing Economic Convergence in the European Union -- The Impact of European Economic Integration on North America: Adjustment Versus Radical Change -- Conclusion -- Whither North America?
"Donald Barry is associate professor of political science at The University of Calgary. He is coauthor, with John Hilliker, of Canada’s Department of External Affairs: Coming of Age, 1946–1968 (1995) and editor of Documents on Canadian External Relations, Vol. 18, 1952 (1990) and Vol. 19, 1953 (1991). Mark O. Dickerson is professor of political science at The University of Calgary. He is the author of Whose North? Political Change, Political Development and Self-Government in the Northwest Territories (1992) and coeditor, with Stephen J. Randall, of Canada and Latin America: Issues to the Year 2000 and Beyond (1991). James D. Gaisford is associate professor of economics at The University of Calgary. He is the author of studies on the problem of domestic subsidies and countervailing duties, trade wars, and the liberalization of foreign investment. "