The School of Public Policy Releases Paper Entitled Is North America
Fragmenting or Integrating?

    Border Security and Economic Policy for the Obama Administration

    Greg Anderson, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University
    of Alberta

CALGARY, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - SPP Briefing Papers are published by The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary to provide timely studies of current issues in public policy. Focus on the United States is a collection of papers resulting from an initiative of the Institute for United States Policy Research within The School of Public Policy and the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The intention of this ongoing collaboration is to cast light on critical issues pertaining to Canada-US relations.

    The following is an excerpt from the paper:

        A change of administration in Washington, D.C. in early 2009 will not
        represent a significant departure from recent approaches to border
        management in North America. The post-9/11 marriage of economics and
        security will continue to make border management difficult in
        security and economic terms for all three NAFTA countries. With no
        political momentum for new trade liberalization initiative in North
        America and security remaining as an overriding priority, the status
        quo will prevail. That means policy largely driven from Washington
        and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). However, the evolution
        of federalism in all three countries and proposals for reform of DHS
        offer hope for progress in border management driven by cross border
        necessities rather than dictates from Ottawa, Washington, or Mexico

The full text of the Briefing Paper is available at Click on link to publications.

SOURCE The School of Public Policy

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