It has been nearly ten years since the public debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA") and the advent of trade liberalization with America's neighbors to the north and south. In the years since NAFTA's signing in 1993, economic globalization has fundamentally changed our conception of the nation-state, citizenship, trade, and work. Economic life in the United States now involves massive cross-border capital and labor flows, and integrated cross-border production chains, particularly with our trading partners in NAFTA. We have seen greater trade liberalization throughout the world, the ascendance of transnational organizations like the World Trade Organization, recurrent discussions about expanding NAFTA, political negotiations around the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, and most recently, Congress' decision to allow President George W. Bush "fast-track" trade authority.
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Gender, Work, and the NAFTA Labor Side Agreement,
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