Perforated sovereignties and international relations: trans-sovereign contacts of subnational governments

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Greenwood Press, 1988 - Law - 234 pages
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In case studies and comparative analysis of Canada, the United States, France, Switzerland, and Belgium, a distinguished international group of scholars looks at how and why provinces, states, cantons, and large municipalities increasingly seek access to foreign sources of wealth and technological information. The first book to explore the subject, this new study examines the effects of these initiatives on the traditional conduct of foreign policy and foreign trade and the implications of the continued "perforation" of national boundaries already subject to an unprecedented flow of foreign products, cultural influences, and visitors, as well as environmental pollution from abroad.

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Contents

State Building and Foreign Policy at the Subnational Level
29
Bicommunal Belgium and Its International Dimension
43
TransSovereign Relations of the American States
53
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IVO D. DUCHACEK was Professor Emeritus of Political Science, City University of New York and a visiting scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley.DANIEL LATOUCHE is Professor of Political Science at McGill University and presently a fellow at the Urban Research Center of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique in Montreal.GARTH STEVENSON is Professor of Politics at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.