NAFTA, split-run magazines, Amazon, legal transformation
The primary driver of change in Canada’s cultural sector has not been some kind of contrived, neo- liberal plot imposed upon an unsuspecting public with the promise of ‘‘jobs, jobs, jobs.’’ Rather, it has been technology. The role for liberalised trade and investment treaties comes only in the form of a conditioning force, limiting the panoply of choices available to govern- mental officials who want to respond to the changes being wrought by technological advances.
This paper begins with some brief definitions, moving next to an elaboration of its thesis, and finally explaining the application of this thesis to some selected case studies.
Todd Weiler, "Technology and International Trade: Wille the Real Transformer Please Stand Up?" (2003) 2:3 CJLT.