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Author Clarkson, Stephen.
Title Dependent America? : how Canada and Mexico construct US power / Stephen Clarkson and Matto Mildenberger.
Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press ; Washington, DC : Woodrow Wilson Center Press, c2011.
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 Floor2  E183.8.C2 C545 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note "Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-341) and index.
Contents Introduction : Is America 'dependent'? -- pt. I : Growing the United States' economy. Making the US economy stronger and more competitive -- Supporting US energy security -- Supplying workers for the US labour market -- pt. II : 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 -- pt. III : 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.
Summary "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.
Subject United States -- Relations -- Canada.
Canada -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Mexico.
Mexico -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Economic conditions.
National security -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations.
Hegemony -- United States.
Related Names Mildenberger, Matto.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
ISBN 9781442612778 (pbk.)
9781442644632 (bound)
144264463X (bound)
1442612770 (pbk.)
OCLC number 745900483