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Author Ayres, Jeffrey McKelvey.

Title Defying conventional wisdom : political movements and popular contention against North American free trade/ Jeffrey M. Ayres.

Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [1998]


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 UniM Bail  322.40971 AYRE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 209 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Studies in comparative political economy and public policy.
Studies in comparative political economy and public policy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-197) and index.
Contents 1. Studying Movements Politically -- 2. The Origins of a Movement -- 3. The Politics of Coalition Building -- 4. The Parliamentary Protest Campaign -- 5. The Constraints of Electoral Politics -- 6. NAFTA and the Structuring of Domestic and Transnational Protest -- 7. From National Sovereignty towards Popular Sovereignty? -- 8. Political and Theoretical Implications.
Summary This book offers a crisp and thoughtful account of political phenomena still fresh in the minds of Canadians and still relevant to policy-making processes. As the first major work on the origins, strategies, and activities of movements and coalitions that arose in Canada and spread across North America to oppose free trade, it captures an important developmental period in Canadian political life. Focusing on an analysis of the Action Canada Network, Jeffrey Ayres adopts a political-process model to link the emergence of popular sector movements and transnational networks to constraints posed by the Canada-U.S. FTA and NAFTA.
Subject Political participation -- Canada.
Social movements -- Political aspects -- Canada.
Foreign trade regulation -- Canada -- Citizen participation.
ISBN 0802042465 (bound)
0802080898 (paperback)