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dc.contributor.supervisor Fergusson, James (Political Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Allarie, Nicolas
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-11T18:42:44Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-11T18:42:44Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31199
dc.description.abstract This thesis asks why the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) continues to exist and remain relevant in the defence of North America following the disappearance of the threat of the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War. This thesis argues that NORAD’s binational nature is key to understanding the command’s continued role in continental defence. By employing the international relation theories of functionalism and neoliberal institutionalism as a lens of analysis to understand binational defence cooperation, NORAD’s origins as a binational defence command tasked with the air defence of North America, and its acquisition of its responsibilities for drug interdiction, the continental interior, and for maritime warning are analyzed. NORAD’s longevity and continued relevance can be attributed to the command’s binational nature, which has allowed the command to focus on and institutionalize specific functional-technical solutions to select issues of mutual concern in continental defence and security for Canada and the U.S. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject NORAD en_US
dc.subject Alliances en_US
dc.subject Functionalism en_US
dc.subject Neoliberal institutionalism en_US
dc.subject Canadian defence policy en_US
dc.subject United States defence policy en_US
dc.subject binational en_US
dc.subject binational defence cooperation en_US
dc.subject North American Aerospace Defense Command en_US
dc.subject Canada-US defence relations en_US
dc.title Shelf life extended: the longevity and continued relevance of the binational North American Aerospace Defense Command en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Political Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Charron, Andrea (Political Studies) Muller, Adam (English, Film, and Theatre) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2016 en_US


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