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Trade battles : Activism and the politicization of international trade policy

Author: Tamara Kay; R L Evans
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
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How did activists create a dynamic broad-based movement during NAFTA negotiations that politicized trade, making it a contentious issue for the first time in history? And how did their NAFTA mobilization influence trade policy and set the stage for future battles over trade? Trade Battles draws on hundreds of in-depth interviews with Mexican, Canadian, and U.S. trade negotiators, labor and environmental activists,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara Kay; R L Evans
ISBN: 9780190847432 0190847433 9780190847449 0190847441 9780190847456 019084745X 9780190847463 0190847468
OCLC Number: 1096327196
Notes: 1 Introduction 2 Theorizing Social Movement Influence on the State 3 Trade Politics prior to NAFTA 4 Politicization and Framing 5 Mobilizing Public and Legislative Hostility against NAFTA 6 Using Institutional Leverage to Influence the Side Agreements 7 Pushing Back against the State 8 Conclusions.
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2019 Charles Tilly Distinguished Book Award from the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section of the American Sociological Association.
Description: 237 s.
Contents: List of Figures Preface Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations1. Introduction: The Impact of Social Movements on International Trade Policy 2. Theorizing Social Movement Influence on the State 3. Trade Politics prior to NAFTA 4. Politicization and Framing: Linking Environmental and Labor Rights 5. Mobilizing Public and Legislative Hostility against NAFTA 6. Using Institutional Leverage to Influence the Side Agreements 7. Pushing Back Against the State: Trade Battles After NAFTA 8. Conclusions: The Implications of Institutional Closure for Democracy and MobilizationNotesBibliographyIndex

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