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Borders and Bridges

Canada's Policy Relations in North America

Edited by Monica Gattinger and Geoffrey Hale

This edited collection of essays by leading and emerging scholars from Canada and the United States examines Canada's policy relations within a North American context. Contributors trace policy changes from the signing of CUFTA and NAFTA, through 9/11, and up to the present day. North American policy areas covered include: border management, security, the North, energy and environmental policies, immigration, cultural relations, and labour. Current and comprehensive, Borders and Bridges is the ideal text for students of Canada's international policy relations.

Readership : Borders and Bridges: Canada's Policy Relations in North America is a core text for third- and fourth-year Canada-US Relations and North American Policy courses and a core or supplemental text for advanced Canadian Foreign Policy and Public Policy courses, all offered out of university Political Science Departments.


  • "In short, it is an overdue and much needed book-creating a conversation in the field of comparative policy relations and suggesting ways in which the field should continue to be studied."

    --Dr Melissa Haussman, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University

List of Contributors
1. Monica Gattinger and Geoffrey Hale: Borders and Bridges: Canada's Policy Relations in North America
Part I: Structural and Horizontal Policy Issues
2. Geoffrey Hale and Stephen Blank: North American Economic Integration and Comparative Responses to Globalization: Overview
3. Christopher Sands and Greg Anderson: Fragmegration, Federalism, and Canada-United States Relations
4. John Kirton and Jenilee Guebert: Soft Law Regulatory Coordination and Convergence in North America
Part II: Sectoral Policy Issues
Border Management and Defence
5. Bernard J. Brister: The Same Yet Different: The Evolution of the Post-9/11 Canada-United States Security Relationship
6. Geoffrey Hale and Christina Marcotte: Border Security, Trade, and Travel Facilitation
7. Douglas C. Nord: The North in Canadian-American Relations: Searching for Collaboration in Melting Seas
Energy and Environmental Policies
8. Monica Gattinger: Canada's Energy Policy Relations in North America: Towards Harmonization and Supranational Approaches?
9. D. Rick Van Schoik, John Kirton, and Jenilee Guebert: Natural Boundaries and National Borders: Barriers to Progress and Bridges to Collaboration in North American Transborder Environmental Governance
10. Douglas Macdonald and Debora L. Van Nijnatten: Canadian Climate Policy and the North American Influence
11. Emma S. Norman and Karen Bakker: Governing Water across the Canada-US Borderland
Migration, Labour, and Cultural Policies
12. Tamara M. Woroby: Canadian Migration Policy in a North American Framework: Perspectives and Prospects
13. Laura Macdonald: Labour on the Side: Shallow North American Governance and the Fate of Canadian and US Workers
14. Kevin V. Mulcahy: Identity, Independence, and Imperialism: The Case of Canadian-American Cultural Relations
Part III: Trade Patterns and Platforms for Trade
15. Christopher J. Kukucha: Sub-Federal Trade and the Politics of North American Economic Integration: Evaluating the Cross- Border Exports of American States
16. Anita I. Anand: The Persistence of Country-Specific Financial Market Regulation in the Face of Free Trade Agreements
17. Guy Stanley: Borders and Bridges: Free Trade, Supply Chains and the Creation of a Joint Trading Platform: Canada-US Industrial Development 1980-2001
18. Stephen Blank and Barry Prentice: Canada-US Transportation and Corridor Policies
19. William A. Kerr and Jill E. Hobbs: Agricultural Trade and Food Safety
20. Geoffrey Hale and Monica Gattinger: Variable Geometry and Traffic Circles: Navigating Canada's Policy Relations in North America

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Monica Gattinger is Associate Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. She has written book chapters and journal articles, and has co-authored and co-edited books on Canadian and North American energy policies, and Canadian cultural policy. She is principal investigator on a three-year SSHRC-funded study examining democratic legitimacy in Canada-US policy relations and co-director with Diane Saint-Pierre (INRS-UCS) of a pan-Canadian study team examining the origin and evolution of provincial cultural policy and administration.

Geoffrey Hale is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge. He has published numerous articles on various aspects of Canada-U.S. relations, including issues of border management and security, and on the influence of North American integration on Canadian federalism and the policy capacity of Canadian governments. He is also author of The Politics of Taxation in Canada and Uneasy Partnership: The Politics of Business and Government in Canada.

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Special Features

  • Expert scholars Respected contributors from Canada and the United States explore the interaction of Canada's domestic and international public policies, offering students an authoritative treatment of Canada's policy relations today.
  • Comparative approach. Examines differences in policies and processes between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, giving students a balanced perspective of North American relations.
  • Contextual analysis Looks at issues of 'trilateralism' or 'dual bilateralism' in influencing Canadian policy, offering students a sense of the interrelatedness of Canada, the US, and Mexico, but also of their distinctness as individual countries.
  • Breadth. Offers thorough coverage of all salient areas of Canadian domestic and international policy in a North American context.
  • Current, cutting-edge. Discussions focus on changes in policy areas post-CUFTA, NAFTA, and 9/11.
  • Instructional tools Bolded key terms/glossary, discussion questions, and a list of additional readings for each chapter aid student understanding of the subject matter.