Selected findings from the study
This blog offers sections from my study to highlight some of the questions, topics and findings. I’ve edited the posts for the web, especially some of the footnotes and references, but all sources can be accessed in the full study.
U.S. states have a peculiar advisory body through which they can relay opinions on trade policy to the federal government. Even supporters of this institution say it needs to be reformed. Read more about the reasons and reform options.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau became the first head of state to address a gathering of U.S. governors, mostly to discuss the NAFTA reform. But what did states accomplish in the original negotiations? Take a look back.
The premise of my research is that U.S. states matter in international affairs. But what can they do in transatlantic trade matters and why do some states become engaged? The concept of multilayered interest representation offers a framework.