Elite Networks and NAFTA Governance: Beyond State- and Multi-centricism
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The individual poses one significant IR puzzle: this is the level where actions are made, decisions taken, casualties inflicted, and numbers counted even as technology advances (how else can markets be created?). Yet, neorealists count it as a unit-level variable, which does not say much since the unit pales in significance to the state or international system; realists and interdependent theorists also treat it as part of the unit, though the unit gets more attention than the system; constructivists elevate it so long as the identity shows; liberalists promote more than analyze it; and regional economic integration recognizes it without bringing it into mainstream analysis.
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