Title

In search of a theoretical framework: Truck leasing and transportation under the North American Free Trade Agreement, in a constructivist view

Date of Award

2003

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

International Studies

First Committee Member

Vendulka Kubalkova, Committee Chair

Abstract

The theory of capital international relations has been criticized for its high level of abstraction, debates and polemics about seemingly irrelevant ideas that have little application to the real world. Constructivism, as defined by Nicholas Onuf in his rule-orientated constructivism, provides a framework. Using this framework, this dissertation examines truck leasing and transportation as rules based social activity in a cultural, historical and international context, with particular reference to the NAFTA and Mexican-United States relations.

Keywords

Economics, Commerce-Business; Political Science, International Law and Relations; Transportation

Link to Full Text

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