The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region

Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interactions

Author: Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez,Josiah Heyman

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816535159

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 4531

"One of the most complete collections of essays on U.S.-Mexico border studies"--Provided by publisher.

Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research

Author: Walter Leal Filho,Robert W. Marans,John Callewaert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319671227

Category: Science

Page: 485

View: 4535

In this handbook social science researchers who focus on sustainability present and discuss their findings, including empirical work, case studies, teaching and learning innovations, and applied projects. As such, the book offers a basis for the dissemination of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, especially initiatives which have influenced behavior, decision-making, or policy. Furthermore, it introduces methodological approaches and projects which aim to offer a better understanding of sustainability across society and economic sectors. This multidisciplinary overview presents the work of researchers from across the spectrum of the social sciences. It stimulates innovative thinking on how social sciences influence sustainable development and vice-versa.

Using the "Narcotrafico" Threat to Build Public Administration Capacity between the US and Mexico

Author: Donald E. Klingner,Roberto Moreno Espinosa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466571101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 8493

The current drug trafficking crisis between the US and Mexico is a "perfect storm" that has caused deaths, disappearances, and widespread fear of violence and insecurity in the border area between these two countries. Current US drug control policies with Mexico are based on a militarized system of border control and characterized by domestic gridlock over drug control and immigration reform. However, because drug trafficking and other underlying issues have both domestic and international consequences, they cannot be resolved unless both countries work together. Using the "Narcotrafico" Threat to Build Public Administration Capacity between the US and Mexico explores how they can do exactly that. Co-edited by two public administration scholars from Mexico and the US and comprising chapters by 18 other experts from Mexico, Canada, and the US, the book demonstrates how the current situation of drug trafficking and violence, on top of the other existing perceptions and conditions, creates a real opportunity for the US to build relationships with its Mexican counterparts at state, local, national, and NGO levels. With chapters written by leading experts working in a broad spectrum of international and domestic US-Mexico policy issues, the book covers immigration, drug flow and conflict, gun-running, money laundering, education and economic and community development in both countries.. Only by supporting bi-national drug policies based on mutual understanding of the border as something that both separates and unites the US and Mexico will it be possible to develop cooperative policies that can lead from militarization to regularization of the US-Mexico border. Twenty years after the signing of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) in 1994, it is time to recognize the link between effective drug control policies and the emergence of North America as a regional economic, social, and political powerhouse capable of successfully competing with the European Union, China, and other emerging regions in our increasingly globalized world, this book offers concrete, long-term solutions for building cooperative and shared public administrative capacity on both sides of the border.

The U.S.-Mexican Border Environment

A Road Map to a Sustainable 2020

Author: Paul Ganster

Publisher: SCERP and IRSC publications

ISBN: 9780925613288

Category: Conservación de recursos naturales

Page: 168

View: 921


Cities and Citizenship at the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Paso del Norte Metropolitan Region

Author: K. Staudt,J. Fragoso,César M. Fuentes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230112919

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 2287

The volume is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing an enormously significant region in ways that clarify the kind of everyday life and work that is generated in a major urban global manufacturing site amid insecurity, inequality, and a virtually absent state.

Women and Change at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Mobility, Labor, and Activism

Author: Doreen J. Mattingly,Ellen R. Hansen

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816527465

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

View: 3402

ThereÕs no denying that the U.S.ÐMexico border region has changed in the past twenty years. With the emergence of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the curtailment of welfare programs, and more aggressive efforts by the United States to seal the border against undocumented migrants, the prospect of seeking a livelihoodÑparticularly for womenÑhas become more tenuous in the twenty-first century. In the face of the ironic juxtaposition of free trade and limited mobility, this book takes a new look at women on both sides of the border to portray them as active participants in the changing structures of life, often engaging in political struggles. The contributionsÑincluding several chapters by Mexican as well as U.S. scholarsÑexamine environmental and socioeconomic conditions on the border as they shape and are shaped by both daily life at the local level and the global economy. The contributors focus on issues related to migration, both short- and long-term; empowerment, especially reflecting shifts in womenÕs consciousness in the workplace; and political and social activism in border communities. The chapters consider a broad range of topics, such as the changing gender composition of the maquiladora work force over the past decade and border womenÕs non-governmental organizations and political activism. In most of the studies, both sides of the border are considered to provide insights into differences created by an international boundary and similarities produced by cross-border interactions. Together, these chapters show the border region to be a dynamic social, economic, cultural, and political context in which women face both obstacles and opportunities for changeÑand make clear the vital role that women play in shaping the border region and their own lives. This collection builds on Susan Tiano and Vicki RuizÕs groundbreaking volume Women on the U.S.ÐMexico Border by continuing to show the human face of changes wrought by manufacturing and militarization. By illustrating the current state of social science research on gender and womenÕs lives in the region, it offers fresh perspectives on the material reality of womenÕs daily lives in this culturally and historically rich region.

Where North Meets South

Cities, Space, and Politics on the United States-Mexico Border

Author: Lawrence A. Herzog

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292790537

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

View: 2732



Mexican Immigration in Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco,David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Publisher: David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies


Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 3945

Arguably few other social phenomena are likely to impact the future character of American society as much as the ongoing wave of "new immigration." Who are the new immigrants? What do they want? How are they changing American society? This cross-disciplinary book brings together twelve essays by the leading scholars of the most significant aspect of the new immigration: Mexican immigration to the United States.

The U.S.-Mexican Border Environment

A Road Map to a Sustainable 2020 : Report on Border Institute I, Rio Rico, Arizona December 7-9, 1998

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental policy

Page: 19

View: 8271


An Impossible Living in a Transborder World

Culture, Confianza, and Economy of Mexican-Origin Populations

Author: Carlos G VŽlez-Iba–ez

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816526354

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 4260

"Analysis of ROSCAs (rotating savings and credit associations) has been virtually absent from the sociological and anthropological literature for decades. This book not only revives important concepts in that area but also illustrates how such associations are built into current society. It will be the cornerstone of future analysis and hypothesis-building about confianza, new types of agency, and the integrative quality of informal associations." They are known as cundinas or tandas in Mexico, and for many people these local savings-and-loan operations play an indispensable role in the struggle to succeed in today's transborder economy. With this extensively researched book, Carlos Velez-Ibanez updates and expands upon his major 1983 study of ROSCAs, incorporating new data that reflect the explosion of Mexican-origin populations in the United States. Much more than a study of one economic phenomenon though, the book examines the way in which these practices are part of great transnational economies and how these populations engage in---and suffer through---the twenty-first century global economy.

100 Great American Novels You've (probably) Never Read

Author: Karl Bridges

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781591581659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

View: 7305

Presents a synopsis, author sketch, and critical commentary for each of one hundred novels which were published during the 20th century and which today remain largely unknown.

Cities in the developing world

issues, theory, and policy

Author: Josef Gugler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 396

View: 9279

The issues considered are development theory and policy as they pertain to urbanisation, rural-urban migration, urban employment structures, forms of social integration and control, the housing question and urban politics, in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The Ties that Bind Us

Mexican Migrants in San Diego County

Author: Richard Kiy,Christopher Woodruff

Publisher: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies University of Cali


Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 7371

The Ties That Bind Us addresses the difficult living and working conditions of Mexican migrant workers in San Diego County, California, considering policy implications for both sides of the US-Mexico border. The authors highlight the circumstances of individuals who, seeking to escape poverty, come to San Diego hoping to exchange hard work for a chance to get ahead - and who often meet rampant discrimination, substandard and severely overcrowded housing, a paucity of appropriate health information and services, and untenable labor condition. In exploring the migrants' situation and some of the forces that drive them into the migration stream, the authors also suggest steps for alleviating their compromised life circumstances. They argue, as well, for legalization of the migrant population so that migrants can access the full range of services available in the transborder region.

Mexican Americans and sports

a reader on athletics and barrio life

Author: Jorge Iber,Samuel Octavio Regalado

Publisher: TAMU Press

ISBN: 9781585445516

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 4454

For at least a century, across the United States, Mexican American athletes have actively participated in community-based, interscholastic, and professional sports. The people of the ranchos and the barrios have used sport for recreation, leisure, and community bonding. Until now, though, relatively few historians have focused on the sports participation of Latinos, including the numerically preponderant Mexican Americans. This volume gathers an important collection of such studies, arranged in rough chronological order, spanning the period from the late 1920s to the present. They survey and analyze sporting experiences and organizations, as well as their impact on communal and individual lives. Contributions spotlight diverse fields of athletic endeavor: baseball, football, soccer, boxing, track, and softball. Mexican Americans and Sportscontributes to the emerging understanding of the value of sport to minority populations in communities throughout the United States. Those interested in sports history will benefit from the bookrs"s focus on under-studied Mexican American participation, and those interested in Mexican American history will welcome the insight into this aspect of the grouprs"s social history.