North American regionalism and global spread
Title: North American regionalism and global spread
Citation: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
ISBN: 9781137497918; 9781137493347
With Canada, Mexico, and the United States independently searching trade-agreements outside North America, this volume examines the puzzle if the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement was a means to other ends or an end in itself. A study of 20-years of NAFTA performances on trade, investment, intellectual property rights, dispute-settlement, as well as environmental and labor side-agreements confirms the means component of the equation. Couching this empirical dissonance within the integration-interdependence theoretical debate, permits us to propose the next research agenda: whether other regional economic arrangements also face the same NAFTA fate.
Table of Contents:
-- Prelims pages i–vi -- Acknowledgments pages vii–viii -- List of Abbreviations pages ix–xii -- Chapter 1. North American Economic Integration: State or Supranational Preferences? pages 1–12 -- Chapter 2. North American Trade: Growth with Strings? pages 13–32 -- Chapter 3. NAFTA and Foreign Direct Investment: Multilateralism Matters pages 33–48 -- Chapter 4. NAFTA’s “Linchpin”: Dispute Settlement Mechanisms pages 49–72 -- Chapter 5. NAFTA and Intellectual Property Rights: Regionally Strapped? pages 73–94 -- Chapter 6. Environmental Side Agreement: Societal Sideshow? pages 95–112 -- Chapter 7. NAFTA’s Side Agreement on Labor: Sidelined Forever? pages 113–128 -- Chapter 8. NAFTA’s Intergovernmental Underbelly: Of Westphalian Whispers and Global Ghosts pages 129–144 -- Appendices pages 145–186 -- Notes pages 187–214 -- Bibliography pages 215–234 -- Index pages 235–251