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

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"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: 5846

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: 8484

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.

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: 998

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.

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: 1047

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.

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: 3475


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: 4034



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: 3487

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

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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: 2413

"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.

Borderwall as Architecture

A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary

Author: Ronald Rael

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520283945

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 7800

Borderwall as public space / Teddy Cruz -- Ronald Rael -- Pilgrims at the wall / Marcello Di Cintio -- Borderwall as architecture / Ronald rael -- Transborderisms / Norma Iglesias-Prieto -- Recuerdos / Ronald Rael -- Why walls don't work / Michael Dear -- Afterwards / Ronald Rael

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: 781

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.

Why Walls Won't Work

Repairing the US-Mexico Divide

Author: Michael Dear

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199897980

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 5838

Today, when one thinks of the border separating the United States from Mexico, what comes to mind is a war zone - with violent, poverty-ridden towns, cities, and maquiladoras on one side and an increasingly militarized network of barriers and surveillance systems on the other. But as the acclaimed urbanist and geographer Michael Dear reveals in this fascinating book, it was not always this way. In fact, from the end of the Mexican-American War until the late twentieth century, the borderwas a very porous and loosely regulated region. In this sweeping account of life within the United States-Mexican border zone, Dear traces the border's long history of cultural interaction, beginning with the numerous Mesoamerican tribes of the region. But, as Dear warns in his bracing study, this vibrant zone of cultural and social amalgamation is endangered both by highly restrictive American policies and the violence along Mexico's side of the border. Through a series of evocative portraits of contemporary border communities, he shows that a "third nation," occupied by both Americans and Mexicans, still exists, and the potential for cultivating it remains. Combining a broad historical perspective and a commanding overview of present-day problems, Why Walls Won't Work is a major intellectual intervention into one of the most hotly contested political issues of our time.