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Game Changer

The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Game Changer

The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security

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 have tended to view the developments that followed within a bilateral framework, but Game Changer broadens the canvas by examining how America’s desire to keep its two borders closed to threats but open to trade has influenced both Canada and Mexico. By adopting a truly North American, or trilateral, framework, this authoritative volume suggests new approaches to security in the post-9/11 world.

324 pages


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-9/11 Context: Any Room for Mexico? / David G. Haglund

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

Bibliography; Index

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