Beyond Walls

Beyond Walls

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In a comprehensive examination of the Canada-USA border post-9/11, this book argues that it has been reinvented as a 'state of the art', technology-steeped crossing system, while the image of the border has been engineered to appear consistent with the 'friendly' border of the past. It shows how a border can evolve and yet continue to function well, offering a model for future borderlands elsewhere.The aggregate statistics for the region are revealing: between 2000 and 2005 trade from Canada to the U.S. increased from ... almost $3 billion between 2000 and 2005, the total trade shows a leveling off from S70.0 billion in 2000 to $70.4 billion in 2005. ... Security concerns and import restrictions have had an impact but Patrick Whalen also attributes the downturn to problems of coordination on the U.S.anbsp;...

Title:Beyond Walls
Author:Victor A. Konrad, Heather Nora Nicol
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008


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