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Mexico & the United States : the politics of partnership / edited by Peter H. Smith, Andrew Selee.

Contributor(s): Smith, Peter H [editor.] | Selee, Andrew D [editor.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers , 2013Description: viii, 243 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781588268594 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1588268594 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781588268938 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1588268934 (pbk. : alk. paper).Other title: Mexico and the United States.Subject(s): United States -- Foreign relations -- Mexico | Mexico -- Foreign relations -- United StatesDDC classification: 327.73072 LOC classification: E183.8.M6 | M4655 2013
Contents:
Challenges of partnership / Andrew Selee and Peter H. Smith -- Global scenarios and bilateral priorities / Peter H. Smith -- The dynamics of US-Mexican relations / Andrew Selee and Alberto Díaz-Cayeros -- Making and managing policy / John Bailey and Tonatiuh Guillén-López -- Trade and the development gap / Robert A. Blecker and Gerardo Esquivel -- Migration : policies and politics / David FitzGerald and Rafael Alarcón -- Protecting the environment? / Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez and Stephen P. Mumme -- Drugs, crime, and violence / Luis Astorga and David A. Shirk -- Prospects for partnership / Peter H. Smith and Andrew Selee.
Summary: What are the strengths and weaknesses of the partnership between Mexico and the United States? What might be done to improve it? Exploring both policy and process, and ranging from issues of trade and development to concerns about migration, the environment, and crime, the authors of Mexico and the United States provide a comprehensive analysis of one of the worldʹs most complex bilateral relationships. -- Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-224) and index.

Challenges of partnership / Andrew Selee and Peter H. Smith -- Global scenarios and bilateral priorities / Peter H. Smith -- The dynamics of US-Mexican relations / Andrew Selee and Alberto Díaz-Cayeros -- Making and managing policy / John Bailey and Tonatiuh Guillén-López -- Trade and the development gap / Robert A. Blecker and Gerardo Esquivel -- Migration : policies and politics / David FitzGerald and Rafael Alarcón -- Protecting the environment? / Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez and Stephen P. Mumme -- Drugs, crime, and violence / Luis Astorga and David A. Shirk -- Prospects for partnership / Peter H. Smith and Andrew Selee.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the partnership between Mexico and the United States? What might be done to improve it? Exploring both policy and process, and ranging from issues of trade and development to concerns about migration, the environment, and crime, the authors of Mexico and the United States provide a comprehensive analysis of one of the worldʹs most complex bilateral relationships. -- Publisher description.

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Contributors to this edited volume reevaluate the "state of US-Mexico relations in light of recent changes in the global political and economic order and the economy, politics, and society of the two countries." Chapter 3 focuses on the "most interdependent international relationship in the world." In chapter 4, contributors argue that "baskets" of policies and programs comprise the bilateral relationship, which could benefit from more-cooperative arrangements in public security, energy, trade, migration, and border affairs. In chapter 5, contributors conclude that NAFTA failed to close the development gap. Migration from Mexico to the US is the topic of chapter 6; the contributors demonstrate the negative effects of "sealing the border" and recommend changes in US immigration policy. In chapter 7, R. Sanchez-Rodriguez and S. P. Mumme critically analyze the environmental institutions on the border and call for new institutions to address growing environmental problems. In chapter 8, the authors call for alternative solutions to address problems with drugs, crime, and violence. Essays from contributors from both countries are included, an example of academic cooperation that can serve as a model for the bilateral relationship. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, graduate students, and professionals. I. Coronado University of Texas at El Paso

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