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.
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.
"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