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Defying conventional wisdom : political movements and popular contention against North American free trade

Author: Jeffrey McKelvey Ayres
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998.
Series: Studies in comparative political economy and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers a crisp and thoughtful account of political phenomena still fresh in the minds of Canadians and still relevant to policy-making processes. As the first major work on the origins, strategies, and activities of movements and coalitions that arose in Canada and spread across North America to oppose free trade, it captures an important developmental period in Canadian political life." "Focusing on an  Read more...
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Ayres, Jeffrey McKelvey.
Defying conventional wisdom.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607082949
Online version:
Ayres, Jeffrey McKelvey.
Defying conventional wisdom.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)631956165
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey McKelvey Ayres
ISBN: 0802042465 9780802042460 0802080898 9780802080899
OCLC Number: 40065500
Description: xiv, 209 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Studying Movements Politically --
2. The Origins of a Movement --
3. The Politics of Coalition Building --
4. The Parliamentary Protest Campaign --
5. The Constraints of Electoral Politics --
6. NAFTA and the Structuring of Domestic and Transnational Protest --
7. From National Sovereignty towards Popular Sovereignty? --
8. Political and Theoretical Implications.
Series Title: Studies in comparative political economy and public policy.
Responsibility: Jeffrey M. Ayres.

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