1   Introduction

Gaspare M. Genna and David A. Mayer-Foulkes

Little progress has been made between Canada, Mexico, and the United States in deepening regional integration since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the labor and environmental side agreements in 1994. This fact is contrasted by efforts in other regions around the world that at least speak to the desire to deepen cooperation in vital areas or regions that are actually increasing their levels of cooperation and interdependence. The lack of advancement among North American political leaders is not due to the lack of common problems facing the three countries. The continent still faces problems, that to date have been remedied unilaterally, leaving ...

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