NAFTA in Transition

NAFTA in Transition provides a comprehensive analysis of the economic, social, cultural, and political dimensions of the evolving trilateral relationship among the three countries of North America. Contributors address such topics as energy, the environment, trade, labour, the maquiladora industrial sector of Mexico, the Mexican auto industry, and Canada - U.S. cultural relations.

While other publications have focused on U.S. issues, this one emphasizes Canada and Mexico, yet adds significantly to our understanding of the place of the United States in this evolving trilateral relationship.

With Contributions By:
Robyn Adamache
Diana Alarcon Gonzalez
Miguel Basanez
Bradly Condon
Claudia Culos
Gustavo del Castillo Vera
Michel Duquette
Paul Ganster
James Gerber
Maria Teresa Gutierrez Haces
Colin Hoskins
Ronald Inglehart
William Kerr
Herman Konrad
Victor Konrad
Pedro Marquez Perez
Stuart McFayden
Robert McRae
Neil Nevitte
Gerado Otero
Stephen Randall
Alan Sweedler
Dixon Thompson
John Herd Thompson
Morton Weinfeld
Dorothy Zolf

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
NAFTA in Transition 1
Table of Contents 6
Acknowledgements 10
1.Introduction 12
I. Historical Context and the Politics of Emerging Trilateralism 24
2. North American Continental Relationships: Historical Trends and Antecedents 26
3. Managing Trilateralism: The United States, Mexico, and Canada in the Post-NAFTA Era 48
4. The Social Neo-Liberal Policies of Carlos Salinas de Gortari 58
5. Canada-Mexico: The Neighbour's Neighbour 68
II. Economic Perspectives on Free Trade 88
6. The Emergence of North American Energy Trade Without Barriers 90
7. Trade as an Agency of Social Policy: NAFTA's Schizophrenic Role in Agriculture 104
8. Institutional Concerns and Mechanisms Developing from Tripartite Free Trade Negotiations in North America 124
9. Trade Liberalization, Income Distribution, and Poverty in Mexico: An Empirical Review of Recent Trends 138
III. Borderlands, Industry, Labour, and Immigration 150
10. The United States–Mexico Border Region and Growing Transborder Interdependence 152
11. Borderlines and Borderlands in the Geography of Canada–United States Relations 190
12. Gender, Work and Politics in Mexico's Maquiladora Industry 204
13. The Mexican Automobile Industry 226
14. North American Integration and the Issue of Immigration: Canadian Perspectives 248
IV. Energy and the Environment 264
15. Energy and Environment in the United States–Mexico Border Region 266
16. The Impact of the NAFTA, the NAAEC, and Constitutional Law on Environmental Policy in Canada and Mexico 292
17. Domestic and International Factors Affecting Energy Trade 306
18. The NAFTA Parallel Accord on the Environment 322
V. Public Policy and Culture 338
19. Directions of Value Change in North America 340
20. The Cultural Dimension of a Free Trade Agreement: The Case of Mexico 356
21. Higher Education Cooperation Among Canada, the United States and Mexico 364
22. Mexican Studies in Canadian Universities: The Canada-Mexico Academic Relationship, 1960s–1990s 374
23. Canada's Quest for Cultural Sovereignty: Protection, Promotion, and Popular Culture 404
24. Canada-Mexico Co-production Agreement on Film and Television Programming 422
Notes on Contributors 432
B 438
C 438
A 438
Index 438
E 439
G 439
F 439
H 439
D 439
J 440
O 440
N 440
M 440
L 440
P 440
I 440
W 441
V 441
U 441
T 441
S 441
R 441
Q 441
Z 441