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The Art of the State II: Folio 8

Book by Thomas Courchene, Donald Savoie, Daniel Schwanen

This book-length publication, edited by Courchene, Savoie and Schwanen, contains papers that were presented at the “Art of the State” Conference, hosted by the IRPP and held in October 2003. This conference featured experts from Canada, Mexico and the United States who came together to explore new ideas, new instruments and new processes for enriching the North American experience. The main goal of the conference was to remedy gaps in public discourse, while at the same time understanding how three sovereign nations could advance common causes and manage their increasing interdependence.

This folio, the last of eight, contains four publications: Canada and the Americas: Trading Beyond the Neighbourhood, by Maryse Roberts; Hemispheric Integration: Implications for North America, by Jaime Zabludovsky; Cancun: Can Can’t? Can Do?, by Sylvia Ostry; and Grand and Not-So-Grand Strategy-Making: Comments, by Alan S. Alexandroff.

This collection was inspired by the 15th Anniversary of the Canada-U.S Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the 10th Anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), both in 2004. The editors also remark that the events of 9/11 have added the new dimension of homeland security as a complicating issue to the already-full free trade agenda.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Thomas Courchene; Donald Savoie; Daniel Schwanen;
Publisher: Institute for Research on Public Policy [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2005; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: International;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / International Law & Politics / Security
Policy Articles / International Law & Politics / Treaties
Policy Articles / International Law & Politics / Canada - U.S. Relations
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / North American Free Trade Agreement
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Canada - U.S. Relations
Policy Articles / International Law & Politics / Canada - U.S. Relations / 2005
Policy Articles / International Law & Politics / Security / 2005
Policy Articles / International Law & Politics / Treaties / 2005
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Canada - U.S. Relations / 2005
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) / 2005
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / North American Free Trade Agreement / 2005
Policy Articles / International Law & Politics
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance


Keywords / Tags:

North American integration; trade; security; interdependence; environmental issues; trilateral relationship; international agendas;