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Reevaluating NAFTA
Theory and Practice
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
05 Dec 2012
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Reevaluating NAFTA seeks to answer the question: has NAFTA integrated North America? A fifteen-year NAFTA appraisal finds trade expansion boosting optimism, but also unveils stark asymmetry between developed and developing countries as well as top-heavy NAFTA regulations seriously constraining ground-level integration. Using empirical data analysis and a wide-reaching theoretical context, this book seeks to evaluate the results of NAFTA's 'fifteen-year itch' to identify what worked and what didn't, and ultimately, to point to the future of North American integration.


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Reevaluating NAFTA seeks to answer the question: has NAFTA integrated North America? A fifteen-year NAFTA appraisal finds trade expansion boosting optimism, but also unveils stark asymmetry between developed and developing countries as well as top-heavy NAFTA regulations seriously constraining ground-level integration. Using empirical data analysis and a wide-reaching theoretical context, this book seeks to evaluate the results of NAFTA's 'fifteen-year itch' to identify what worked and what didn't, and ultimately, to point to the future of North American integration.


Reviews

"Imtiaz Hussain has produced one of the best works on NAFTA's accomplishments since inception and the challenges it faces going forward. Solidly grounded in theory and data, the book is a wealth of information on domestic politics, economic imperatives, and foreign policy interests of Mexico, Canada, and the United States. A must read for those interested in all things North American!" - Dr. Satya R. Pattnayak, Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Villanova University

'Hussain shows that NAFTA was more a success than failure on most of its goals, understanding that under NAFTA, freedom applied to capital, goods, services, and property rights, not to human rights of labor to move freely across borders or have positive freedom of access to what is necessary for human development.' - Russell Kleinbach, Professor Emeritus, Philadelphia University


Contents

Nafta's Fifteen Year Itch
North American Economic Integration in Theoretical Context: Neo-Functionalism or not Functional? 
Investment: Sticky Fingers? 
Nafta's Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Designs, 15-Year Performances, Comparisons 
Nafta & Intellectual Property Rights 
Increasing Nafta Trade Trends: Incidental or Institutional? 
Pooling Empirical Observations: Nafta an Integrative Camelot? 
Players Under the Microscope 
Conclusions/Implications


Authors

IMTIAZ HUSSAIN is a Professor of International Relations at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico.