Empirically rich with highly detailed case studies on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), this comprehensive volume studies the relationship between regionalism and state behavior. The traditional pattern of past studies of regionalism and regional integration has been to understand how state strategies molded the dynamics of an integration process. This study examines the impact of regionalism on the policy preferences of member states. This volume offers three theoretical contributions: � an empirical test of the convergence hypothesis � studies of institutions and their impact on domestic politics � an examination of foreign policy preferences and the neo-functionalist concept of 'spill-over' Recommended reading for students of regionalism, international political economy, international trade, foreign policy and North American studies.

chapter |11 pages


Edited ByGordon Mace

chapter 1|19 pages

Convergence or Divergence Effects? NAFTA and State Preferences Towards the FTAA

ByGordon Mace, Louis Bélanger

chapter 3|18 pages

Security Policies in the NAFTA Environment

ByNelson Michaud

chapter 4|16 pages

The Missing Link? Economic Liberalization and the Strengthening of Territorial Security in the Wake of NAFTA

ByStéphane Roussel, Michel Fortmann, Martin Duplantis

chapter 7|16 pages

The Intriguing Cuban Case 1

ByHugo Loiseau

chapter |10 pages


ByGordon Mace