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Game Changer
The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security
Jonathan Paquin   Patrick James  

$95.00 Hardcover
Release Date: 4/1/2014
ISBN: 9780774827065    

$34.95 Paperback
Release Date: 8/1/2014
ISBN: 9780774827072    

324 Pages


About the Book

The events of 9/11 turned North American politics upside down. US policy makers focused less on how they could better integrate the economies of Mexico, Canada, and the United States and more on security and sovereignty.

Security experts and scholars tend to view the developments that followed 9/11 within a bilateral framework. Game Changer broadens the canvas by examining how Washington's desire to keep the Canada-US and Mexico-US borders closed to threats but open to trade has influenced life in Canada and Mexico and relations among the three countries. Experts from across North America draw on international relations theory to examine and explain not only developments in key security areas such as border control and the military-industrial sector but also how policy makers can reconcile the need for greater regional cooperation when it comes to security with the desire to maintain national autonomy in other areas of life.

By adopting a truly North American, or trilateral, framework, this challenging and authoritative volume suggests new approaches to security in the post-9/11 world.

About the Author(s)

Jonathan Paquin is an associate professor of political science and director of the International Peace and Security Program at Université Laval.

Patrick James is Dornsife Dean’s Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California.

Table of Contents

Introduction:The Changing Contours of North American Security / Jonathan Paquin and Patrick James

Part 1 : Theoretical Explanations of Post-9/11 Security Relations

1 Was 9/11 a Watershed? / Charles F. Doran

2 The Homeland Security Dilemma: Assessing the Implications for Canada-US Border Security Negotiations / Frank P. Harvey

3 Toward Greater Opportunism: Balancing and Bandwagoning in Canada-US Relations / Justin Massie

4 Canada, the United States, and Continental Security after 9/11: An Assessment Based on Attribution Theory / Mark Paradis and Patrick James

5 Canada-US Security Cooperation under the Security and Prosperity Partnership: An Autopsy Report / Jonathan Paquin and Louis Bélanger

Part 2 : Significant Developments in North American Security and Defence

6 The Disintegrative Effects of North America’s Securitization on the Canada-Mexico Relationship / Stephen Clarkson

7 Mexico's Ambiguous Foreign Policy toward North America / Athanasios Hristoulas

8 From the Border Partnership Agreement to the Twenty-First-Century Border: Enforcing Security on the US-Mexico Border / Isabelle Vagnoux

9 National Interest or Self-Interest?Advocacy Think Tanks, 9/11, and the Future of North American Security / Donald E. Abelson

10 A Common "Bilateral" Vision:North American Defence Cooperation, 2001-12 / Philippe Lagassé

11 Defence Policy and the Aerospace and Defence Industry in North America: The Changing Contours of the Post-9/11 Era / Yan Cimon

12 The Canada-US Alliance in the Post-9/11Context: Any Room for Mexico? / David G. Haglund

Conclusion: Continental Security -- What Now? / Jonathan Paquin and Patrick James

Bibliography; Contributors; Index


"Game Changer represents a one-stop shopping experience for those who have not been following developments in North American security since 9/11, as well as a distillation of that body of thought for those who have. It makes an explicit effort to consider all three countries -- Canada, the United States, and Mexico -- in its analysis, something that is hard to find in most comparable volumes."
-- Greg Anderson, co-editor of Forgotten Partnership Redux: Canada-U.S. Relations in the 21st Century

"Game Changer offers well-researched, thoughtful analyses on a variety of aspects of North American defence relations from Canadian and Mexican perspectives. It will interest and challenge scholars and practitioners of foreign, defence, and trade policy in all three countries."
-- Joseph Jockel, former co-editor of International Journal

Sample Chapter

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Related Topics

Political Science
International Studies
Security Studies

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