Game Changer

The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security

Edited by Jonathan Paquin and Patrick James

  • Published: 2014
  • Subject Listing: History
  • Bibliographic information: 324 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

The events of 9/11 turned North American politics upside down. U.S. policy makers stopped thinking about how they could better integrate the economies of Mexico, Canada, and the United States and instead focused on security and sovereignty. Although security experts tend to view the developments that followed within a bilateral framework, Game Changer broadens the canvas by asking: How has America's desire to keep its two borders closed to threats but open to trade influenced Canada and Mexico? By adopting a truly North American, or trilateral, framework, this authoritative volume suggests new approaches to security in the post-9/11 world.
Jonathan Paquin is associate professor of political science and director of the International Peace and Security Program at Université Laval. Patrick James is Dornsife Dean's Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California.