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The North American Free Trade Agreement
A Hitchiker's Guide

Greg Anderson

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ISBN 9781788210607
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ISBN 9781788210614
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ISBN 9781788210621
192 pages | 216 x 138mm | February 2019
 

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Conceived in an era of rapid post-Cold War economic liberalization, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed in 1994, brought together Canada, Mexico and the United States with the aim of creating a regional trade bloc that eliminated the friction and costs of trade between the three nations. Without an overarching institutional framework, NAFTA has never sought to attain the levels of integration achieved by the European Union – for many a missed opportunity – and has never quite fulfilled its potential as a single market, and under Trump’s administration it is looking increasingly precarious as a trilateral trade agreement.

This short book provides an overview of NAFTA explaining the theory behind its politics and economics, its key provisions, its short-comings and the past revision efforts. It identifies those parts of the treaty that are most likely future areas for modernization and renegotiation and explores whether a deeper integration is possible.


Author Information

Greg Anderson is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. He is co-editor of Regional Governance in Post-NAFTA North America (2015).

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