By Dimitry Anastakis

Autonomous State offers the 1st particular exam of the Canadian car undefined, the country’s most crucial financial quarter, within the post-war interval. during this engrossing ebook, Dimitry Anastakis chronicles the industry’s evolution from the 1973 OPEC embargo to the 1989 Canada–US loose exchange contract and appears at its results on public coverage, international relations, company, employees, shoppers, and firms.

Using a major array of archival resources, and interviews with a few of the key actors within the occasions, Anastakis examines a desirable array of subject matters in contemporary vehicle and Canadian enterprise and monetary historical past: the impression of recent security, emissions, and gas economic climate laws at the Canadian area and shoppers, the 1st Chrysler bailout of 1980, the curious existence and demise of the 1965 Canada-US automobile pact, the ‘invasion’ of eastern imports and transplant operations, and the tip of competitive car policy-making with the arrival of unfastened trade.

More than simply an exam of the car undefined, the booklet offers a rethinking of Canada’s tumultuous post-OPEC political and financial evolution, assisting to provide an explanation for the present tribulations of the worldwide automobile region and Canada’s position inside it.

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