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Contentious Politics in North America

National Protest and Transnational Collaboration under Continental Integration

  • Jeffrey Ayres
  • Laura Macdonald

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Theoretical Issues and Policy Implications of North American Integration

  3. Contentious Politics: National and Cross-Border Variations

  4. Contesting Regional Governance

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Stephanie R. Golob
      Pages 231-247
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 248-299

About this book


This is the only book of its kind devoted to exploring contentious politics from a North American perspective, including protests, social movements, transnational contention, and emergent regional governance processes, between Canadian, U.S. and Mexican state and civil society actors.


democracy democratization desegregation economy environment Governance Integration Nation neoliberalism organization Policy politics Protest sovereignty Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey Ayres
    • 1
  • Laura Macdonald
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceSaint Michael’s CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

About the editors

JEFFREY AYRES is Professor and Chair in the Department of Political Science, Saint Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont, USA.

LAURA MACDONALD is Professor and Chair in the Department of Political Science, and co-director of the Centre on North American Politics and Society, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Bibliographic information


' insightful compilation...This book has many strengths that make it important to the literature of North American integration. In addition to adding an important topic to the discussion, it contributes by emphasizing the importance of society in policy design, technology transfer, sharing of solidarity values, understanding of societies, and development of multicultural sensibility through different mechanisms...Another of its strengths is intellectual honesty.' -Latin American Policy