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NAFTA, democracy, and economic development continental economic integration as if democracy mattered by Ian Robinson

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Published by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in Ottawa .
Written in English


  • Canada.,
  • Democracy,
  • Free trade -- North America,
  • North America -- Economic integration,
  • North America -- Economic conditions

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Edition Notes

Statementby Ian Robinson.
ContributionsCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
LC ClassificationsHF1746 .R62 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination35 p. ;
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19393781M
ISBN 100886271010

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comply with NAFTA’s top-down dictates results in trade sanctions. Congress, state legislators and government public health, environmental, food safety, local development and small business experts all would be handcuffed by NAFTA’s in the press and in Congress, who never bothered to actually read the NAFTA. economic movement across the US-Mexican border would have a lasting effect on the industrial sector. On a political level, NAFTA has been seen as major driving force behind Mexico’s move towards democracy and has played a major roll in US-Mexican Relations. However, with all benefitsFile Size: KB.   North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), accord establishing a free-trade zone in North America; it was signed in by Canada, Mexico, and the United States and took effect on Jan. 1, NAFTA immediately lifted tariffs on the majority of goods produced by the signatory nations.   Home — Essay Samples — Economics — Nafta — The Role of NAFTA in the Economic Development of the United States This essay has been submitted by a student. This is not an example of the work written by professional essay writers.

NAFTA is the linchpin of U.S. relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. 11 It assumes that the best way to achieve both sustained economic development and stable democracy is to expand. NAFTA, have largely been a disappointment for the country. Despite dramatic increases in trade and foreign investment, economic growth has been slow and job creation has been weak. Now, with its economy so closely tied to that of its northern neighbor, Mexico is suffering the most severe economic crisis in the region. In this book, Jon Pevehouse argues that international factors, specifically regional organizations, play an important role in the transition to and endurance of democracy. Domestic elites use membership of regional organizations to advance the cause of democracy since these organizations can manipulate the costs and benefits of democracy to. In that respect, NAFTA has had a positive impact on Mexico’s economic development, and it has encouraged foreign investors to trust that Mexico, whose governments were long protectionist and.

In this book, Pablo Calderón Martínez presents a detailed analysis of NAFTA’s influence as a political tool for democracy in Mexico. Extending beyond a mere economic or social exploration of the consequences of NAFTA, Calderón Martínez uses a three-tiered analysis based on causality mechanisms to explain how the interactions between. The Political Economy of NAFTA: Economics, Ideology, and the Media. Thea M. Lee Economic Policy Institue Rhode Island Avenue, NW # Washington, DC () Mark Weisbrot The American University Massachusetts Avenue, NW . A continental economic development policy linking Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. makes sense. But its goals must be to raise the living standards of the majority of people in all countries, not to lower them. The condition for an integrated market should be democracy and common minimum labor and environmental protections. The NAFTA side accords employed transparency discourse as part of their justification, but this idealized discussion failed to account for the digital, educational, class, population, territorial, world systems, and visual divides that are a function of the economic arrangements that transparency discourse supports.