The Rebordering of North America
Integration and Exclusion in a New Security Context
Edited by Peter Andreas, Thomas J. Biersteker
Published May 23rd 2003 by Routledge – 192 pages
First published in 2003
"[The] first serious attempt to examine how 9-11 has affected bilateral and trilateral North American relations. It brings together the most important North American security analysts. It provides thoughtful reflections now that the dust has settled which will appeal to decision-makers, academics and the interested citizen alike. It is a must read for anyone keenly concerned with the future of North American cooperation." -- Rafael Fernandez de Castro, Head of the Department of International Studies, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
"Smart, timely, informative, and practical-The Rebordering of North America addresses comparatively and systematically the rebirth of a border between the United States and Canada and the transformation of the border between the United States and Mexico. This distinguished team of authors thinks hard and well about the people and goods that crisscross these borders legally and illegally in very large numbers, about the shared interest in prosperity and, alas, crime, and about the construction of one North America amidst both discord and cooperation." -- Jorge I. Domínguez, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University
"The continentalization of the North American economy seemed all but inevitable until September 11th made "border security" a higher priority. With insight and breadth of knowledge, this book describes the implications of the new world of counter-terrorism on Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Andreas, Biersteker, and their colleagues have made a magnificent contribution explaining the trade-offs between border control and interdependence, sovereignty and collaboration, and security and human rights." -- Robert A. Pastor , Director, Center for North American Studies and Vice President of International Affairs, American University
"Andreas, Biersteker and their international colleagues have produced the first book to evaluate the impact of the September 11 attacks on North American border definitions and controls, security concepts and constructs. International security, domestic politics and economic integration pull policy in contradictory directions. This volume contributes greatly to sorting out the issues, illuminating policy choices and building theory for a new era." -- Abraham F. Lowenthal, Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California and President, Pacific Council on International Policy
"The Rebordering of North America astutely observes that in the present precarious context, Canada and Mexico are like two scared mice next to a neurotic elephant. The contributors explore several provocative options, both for the mice and the elephant, and make us think hard, in fresh ways. A must read for anyone interested in North America as a work in progress." -- Janice Gross Stein, Director, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
Peter Andreas is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University.
Thomas J. Biersteker is Henry R. Luce Professor of Transnational Organizations, and the Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.