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NAFTA in the New Millennium

Edward J. Chambers and Peter H. Smith, editors
NAFTA in the New Millennium
ISBN: 978-1-87836-747-1
2002/504 pages
Distributed for the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego


In the eight years since NAFTA's implementation, leaders and citizens in member countries have gained a sense of what the agreement is and is not, what it can and cannot do. NAFTA has resolved some problems but revealed (or created) others. Contributors to this volume examine NAFTA's performance and impact, the degree of support it enjoys in the member countries, prospects for short- and longer-term change, and NAFTA's place in the still-evolving world economy.


Edward J. Chambers is director of the Western Centre for Economic Research at the University of Alberta. His present research interests focus on western Canada's economic position in the international economy, and on the effects of structural adjustment on resource requirements and allocations within the region. Peter H. Smith is professor of political science and Simón Bolívar Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His most recent publications include the coauthored Modern Latin America and Talons of the Eagle: Dynamics of U.S.-Latin American Relations. He is also editor of The Challenge of Integration: Europe and the Americas and coeditor of Cooperation or Rivalry? Regional Integration in the Americas and the Pacific Rim.


  • NAFTA as Metaphor: The Search for Regional and Global Lessons for the United States—Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda and Robert K. McCleery.
  • NAFTA and Mexico: A Sectoral Analysis—José Luis Valdés Ugalde.
  • NAFTA and Canada: Economic Policy and National Symbolism —Kenneth Norrie and Douglas Owram.
  • Canadian Provinces under Free Trade: Alberta and British Columbia —Edward J. Chambers.
  • Regional Policy Under NAFTA: The Case of Jalisco—Carlos Alba Vega.
  • Different States, Similar Responses: California, Texas, and NAFTA —James B. Gerber.
  • Mexican Public Opinion Toward NAFTA and FTAA—Alejandro Moreno.
  • Ten Yars After: Canadian Attitudes on NAFTA and Free Trade Expansion —Phillip S. Warf and Steven Kull.
  • NAFTA and Labor: Impacts and Outlooks—Graciela Bensusán.
  • Environmental Challenges to International Trade—Debra J. Davidson and Rosse E. Mitchell.
  • Impacts of NAFTA on Mexico-to-U.S. Migration—Waynce A. Cornelius.
  • NAFTA and Agriculture: Challenges for Trade and Policy—Michel M. Veeman, Terrence S. Veeman, and Ryan Hoskins.
  • Transportation: Bottlenecks and Possibilities—Barry E. Prentice and Mark Ojah.
  • Should NAFTA Become a Customs Union?—Rolf Mirus and Nataliya Rylska.
  • Dollarization and Its Alternatives: Currency Arrangements under NAFTA —Constance Smith.
  • A Regional Development Policy for North America: Adapting the European Union Model—Robert A. Pastor.
  • Dispute Settlement under NAFTA—Antonio Ortiz Mena.
  • NAFTA, WTO, AND FTAA: Choice of Forum in Dispute Resolution —Linda C. Reif.
  • From NAFTA to FTAA? Paths Toward Hemispheric Integration—Peter H. Smith.
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