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Canada in the North America Region: Implications of the Trump Presidency

  • Laura Macdonald (a1)

Abstract

The election of Donald Trump and his decision to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) represented a shock to the Canadian and Mexican governments and business elites. Drawing on the New Regionalism(s) Approach (NRA), this article reviews the response of the Canadian state to the crisis in the North American regional project. I argue that this newer theoretical approach better explains the dynamics of regionalization or regional decomposition than mainstream theories by integrating the role played by uneven globalization, normative and ideational dimensions, and civil society in processes of regional integration and/or decomposition.

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L'élection de Donald Trump et sa décision de renégocier l'ALENA ont représenté un choc pour les gouvernements et les élites commerciales du Canada et du Mexique. S'inspirant de la nouvelle approche régionaliste (ARN), cet article examine la réponse de l'État canadien à la crise qui a frappé le projet régional nord-américain. Je soutiens que cette approche théorique plus récente rend mieux compte de la dynamique de la régionalisation ou de la décomposition régionale que les théories classiques en intégrant le rôle joué par la mondialisation inégale, les dimensions normatives et conceptuelles et la société civile dans les processus d'intégration et/ou de décomposition régionale.

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*Corresponding author. Email: laura.macdonald@carleton.ca

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