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Dependent America? : how Canada and Mexico construct US power

Author: Stephen Clarkson; Matto Mildenberger
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press ; Washington, DC : Woodrow Wilson Center Press, [2011] ©2011
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"Following the acclaimed Uncle Sam and Us and the influential Does North America Exist? Stephen Clarkson -- the preeminent analyst of North America's political economy -- and Matto Mildenberger turn continental scholarship on its head by showing how Canada and Mexico contribute to the United States' wealth, security, and global power. This provocative work documents how Canada and Mexico offer the United States open  Read more...
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Clarkson, Stephen.
Dependent America?
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press ; Washington, DC : Woodrow Wilson Center Press, ©2011
(OCoLC)745900483
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Clarkson; Matto Mildenberger
ISBN: 9781442661240 1442661240 9781442661257 1442661259
OCLC Number: 794619774
Description: 1 online resource (366 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : Is America 'dependent'? --
Part One. Growing the United States' economy. Making the US economy stronger and more competitive --
Supporting US energy security --
Supplying workers for the US labour market --
Part Two. Reinforcing the United States security. Extending the United States' military perimeter --
Building US homeland security against the terrorist threat --
Constraining and reconstructing US narcotics security --
Part Three. Constructing and constraining the United States' global power. Strengthening US international economic power --
Thwarting the United States in international criminal law --
Offsetting the US embargo of revolutionary Cuba --
Conclusion to the book : how the United States needs Canada and Mexico --
Epilogue to the trilogy : The disunited states of North America.
Responsibility: Stephen Clarkson and Matto Mildenberger.
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"Following the acclaimed Uncle Sam and Us and the influential Does North America Exist? Stephen Clarkson -- the preeminent analyst of North America's political economy -- and Matto Mildenberger turn continental scholarship on its head by showing how Canada and Mexico contribute to the United States' wealth, security, and global power. This provocative work documents how Canada and Mexico offer the United States open markets for its investments and exports, massive flows of skilled and unskilled labour, and vast resource inputs -- all of which boost its size and competitiveness -- more than does any other U.S. partner. They are also Uncle Sam's most important allies in supporting its anti-terrorist and anti-narcotics security. Clarkson and Mildenberger explain the paradox of these two countries' simultaneous importance and powerlessness by showing how the U.S. government has systematically neutralized their potential influence. Detailing the dynamics of North America's power relations, Dependent America? is a fitting conclusion to Clarkson's celebrated trilogy on the contradictory qualities of its regionalism -- asymmetrical economic integration, thickened borders, and emasculated governance."--Publisher's description.

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