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Trade Battles: Activism and the Politicization of International Trade Policy

Tamara Kay and R.L. Evans


How did activists create a dynamic broad-based movement during NAFTA negotiations that politicized trade, making it a contentious issue for the first time in history? And how did their NAFTA mobilization influence trade policy and set the stage for future battles over trade? Trade Battles answers these questions using data from over 200 in-depth interviews, contributing to a vibrant and burgeoning literature that tries to understand how civil society shapes state policy. Trade Battles shows how activists created a new set of institutionalized and disruptive strategies around trade that leverag ... More

Keywords: trade, NAFTA, democratization, institutions, social movements, public policy, mobilization, activism, globalization, civil society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190847432
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190847432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tamara Kay, author
Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Sociology, University of Notre Dame

R.L. Evans, author
Independent scholar and former Managing Director of Research and Development, The McHenry Group