Borders Matter: Homeland Security and the Search for North America

Daniel Drache (Author)

A new era of Canada–U.S. relations has been ushered in by American reactionary security measures along the Canadian–U.S. border, and this examination of the strategic importance of the border argues that a new policy model and social theory is needed to grasp the complex, multidimensional changes. Racial profiling and other intrusive security measures conducted by the United States have been of great concern to Canadians as these policies affect internal issues such as transfer payments, trade union representation, and immigration and public policy. This analysis argues that in order to maintain a multicultural society that grants refugee status and protects the rights of Canadians, the Canadian government must reposition itself in North America.

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd.; First Edition edition (September 1, 2004)