NACTS' policy brief series, Policy Analysis Review (PAR) provides concise overviews of a policy issue or the state of a policy debate and the range of perspectives on the issue, as well as concise policy recommendations presented with a unique and interdisciplinary perspective.
PAR #3 North American Opportunities and the Sun Corridor
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Significant and sustained cooperation among regional governance organizations in the Sun Corridor – the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), the Pima Association of Governments (PAG), and the Central Arizona Association of Governments (CAAG) – should be implemented to take advantage of international opportunities and bring broad benefits to the citizens of Arizona and especially the growing Megapolitan connecting Phoenix, Casa Grande, and Tucson.
PAR #5 Assessing Scrap Tire Legislation in the U.S.-Mexico Border States
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Discarded tires along the U.S.-Mexico border threaten the environment and have an adverse impact on human health. Included is an overview of scrap tire legislation in the ten Mexican and U.S.border states and specific policy recommendations for the border states to handle scrap tires as special management waste and to allocate resources toward border-related scrap tire projects in a number of key areas.
PAR #6 Proximity Lost: The NAFTA Trade Deficit
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Fifteen years after NAFTA, the three North American nations are trading less than a third regionally than the total dollar amount traded globally,with an ever increasing gap between the two figures. If North America is to ensure greater economic stability and competitiveness, we need to reinvest in the improvement of our access to strategic resources and internal prosperity.
PAR #10 Measuring our Progress: A Framework for a State of North America Crossborder Collaboration Scorecard
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The complex North American democracies need a practical, broadly accepted way to measure progress on complex, shared issues. We need multiple indicators that are derived from readily and permanently available data, are easily understood by the public, and measure progress of the government program as well as the fundamental, broader value: human security.