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The Provinces and Canadian Foreign Trade Policy

During the past thirty years, international trade agreements have focused increasingly on areas of provincial jurisdiction. In The Provinces and Canadian Foreign Trade Policy, Kukucha argues that Canadian provinces have maintained a level of autonomy in response to these developments, sometimes even influencing Canada’s global trade relations and the evolution of international norms and standards. The first comprehensive review of provincial foreign trade policy in Canada, the book highlights the convergence of debates related to federalism, Canadian foreign policy, and the global political economy as they are played out in the negotiation and implementation of international trade agreements. It will be of interest to students and practitioners of political science, public policy, and economics.

256 pages

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Part 1: Systemic Factors and Canadian Federalism
1 The Role of Provinces in the Global Political Economy
2 International Pressures and Canadian Federalism
3 The Federal-Provincial Committee System on International Trade

Part 2: Considerations of Process and Outcome
4 The Political Executive in Provincial Foreign Trade Policy
5 Bureaucratic and Legislative Pressures
6 Issues of Implementation, Negotiation, and Consultation
7 Is Anybody Listening? Evaluating Societal Considerations
8 Dominant Ideas, Ideology, and Intrusive Neoliberalism

Part 3: Evaluating Regimes and Change
9 Non-Central Governments’ Cross-Border Functional Relations
10 Canadian Provinces and Emerging Regional Environment and Labour Regimes

Selected Bibliography

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