Politics and Economics of North America


Natalie R. Kazacks (Editor)

Series: American Political, Economic, and Security Issues

This book presents current research in the politics and economics of North America. Topics discussed include filling U.S. Senate vacancies; the law and military policy on same-sex behavior; background on Department of Defense contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan; the 2009 influenza pandemic; unauthorized aliens residing in the United States; Brazil’s WTO case against the U.S. cotton program; U.S. global climate change policy; securing America’s borders; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance acquisition and issues for congress.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Filling U.S. Senate Vacancies: Perspectives and Contemporary Developments (pp. 1-19)
(Thomas H. Neale)

Chapter 2: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:” The Law and Military Policy on Same-Sex Behavior (pp. 21-35)
(David F. Burrelli)

Chapter 3: Department of Defense Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan: Background and Analysis (pp. 37-58)
(Moshe Schwartz)

Chapter 4: The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: An Overview (pp. 59-92)
(Sarah A. Lister and C. Stephen Redhead)

Chapter 5: Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986 (pp. 93-107)
(Ruth Ellen Wasem)

Chapter 6: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Health Programs: FY2001-FY2010 (pp. 109-133)
(Tiaji Salaam-Blyther)

Chapter 7: Brazil’s WTO Case Against the U.S. Cotton Program (pp. 135-174)
(Randy Schnepf)

Chapter 8: U.S. Global Climate Change Policy: Evolving Views on Cost, Competitiveness and Comprehensiveness (pp. 175-189)
(Larry Parker, John Blodgett and Brent D. Yacobucci)

Chapter 9: Security Assistance Reform: “Section 1206” Background and Issues for Congress (pp. 193-234)
(Nina M. Serafino)

Chapter 10: From Solicitor General to Supreme Court Nominee: Responsibilities, History and the Nomination of Elena Kagan (pp. 235-255
(Susan Navarro Smelcer and Kenneth R. Thomas)

Chapter 11: Securing America’s Borders: The Role of the Military (pp. 257-265)
(R. Chuck Mason)

Chapter 12: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Acquisition: Issues for Congress (pp. 267-291)
(Richard A. Best Jr.)


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