Finding the Axis of Solidarity: Populist Protectionism and the End of NAFTA: Finding the axis of solidarity: populist protectionism and the end of the North American Free Trade Agreement

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    Abstract

    The 1990s debate about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became polarized between neoliberal globalizers and an impressive, progressive, antineoliberal coalition of trade unions and social movements. By contrast, in the 2018 NAFTA renegotiation debate, while the neoliberal globalizers were still on the stage, this time their opponents were Trump and his team of white-nationalist, Right-wing populist protectionists. For progressive voices to engage with this debate, we need to examine and transcend habits formed in the earlier era, and seriously address the debilitating nonequivalent exchange that structures trade and investment in contemporary capitalism.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-81
    Number of pages17
    JournalStudies in Political Economy
    Volume100
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Keywords

    • Free trade
    • NAFTA
    • nonequivalent exchange protectionism
    • populism

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