The three U.S.-Mexico border wars : drugs, immigration, and homeland security / Tony Payan ; Foreword by Kathleen Staudt.Material type: TextSeries: Praeger security international (Series): Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2016Edition: Second edition.Description: xvi, 255 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeOther title: Three United States-Mexico border wars.Subject(s): Smuggling -- Mexican-American Border Region | Drug control -- United States | Illegal aliens -- Government policy -- United States | United States -- Relations -- Mexico | Mexico -- Relations -- United States | Mexican-American Border Region -- Economic conditions | Mexican-American Border Region -- Politics and government | Mexican-American Border Region -- Social conditions | Mexican-American Border Region -- Ethnic relations | Drug control | Economic history | Ethnic relations | Illegal aliens -- Government policy | International relations | Politics and government | Smuggling | Social conditions | Mexico | North America -- Mexican-American Border Region | United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Three U.S.-Mexico border wars.DDC classification: 363.0972/1
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The three border wars -- The drug war on the border -- Immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border -- Homeland security and the border -- The panopticon border.
The U.S.-Mexico border remains a hot topic in the news--and a contentious one. This second edition of a popular work brings readers up to date on what is really going on at the U.S.-Mexico border and why. The book offers a detailed, history-based examination of the evolution of current conditions on the border, arguing that they exist due to a steady growth in the security concerns of the United States over almost two centuries. The author shows how the border has gone through four historical stages that, ultimately, have crippled the region, sacrificing its ability to produce prosperity in exchange for greater security. Combining depth and breadth, the book covers the economic relationship between Mexico and the United States, the deployment of technology, the bureaucratic interests that control the border landscape, the democratic deficit, and a detrimental lack of policy coordination. Issues such as drug trafficking and homeland security are considered as well. Demonstrating the internal and contradictory logic of American policy toward the border, the author argues that current conditions could lead to a return of authoritarianism in Mexico and a concurrent rise in anti-American sentiment.--From publisher.