8,893 kilometres of cooperation : applying Kingdon's model to the development of Canadian border security policy since 9/11

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Marcotte, Christina
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Political Science, c2009
Canadian border security policies are largely shaped by the asymmetrical relationship that exists between Canada and the United States. American markets are the primary destination for over eighty percent of Canadian exports, creating an economic dependence highlighted in the days following 9/11. As wait times at the American border extended to sixteen hours the importance of the shared border came sharply into focus. To ensure Canada‟s economic security the Canadian government needed to develop policies that would satisfy the American need for physical security and the Canadian need for economic security. This thesis applies John Kingdon‟s policy streams model to demonstrate and explain the subsequent development of Canadian border security policies. It also examines the institutional context for border security policies and examines two case studies: the Container Security Initiative and NEXUS.
vii, 133 leaves ; 29 cm
Canada -- Boundaries -- United States , United States -- Boundaries -- Canada , Canada -- Foreign economic relations -- United States , United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Canada , National security , Border security -- Canada , Border security -- United States , Canada -- Relations -- United States , United States -- Relations -- Canada , Dissertations, Academic