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Mexico and the United States: The Politics of Partnership

"Mexico and the United States: The Politics of Partnership"

This new book is the end result of the 21st Century U.S.-Mexico project that took intellectual shape at a scholarly conference attended by more than twenty participants in July 2009 at UC San Diego.

The project is co-sponsored by USMEX along with the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington DC), El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (Tijuana), and El Colegio de México (Mexico City).


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 world’s most complex bilateral relationships.

Table of Contents:

  1. Challenges of Partnership - Andrew Selee and Peter H. Smith
  2. Global Scenarios and Bilateral Priorities - Peter H. Smith
  3. The Dynamics of US-Mexican Relations - Andrew Selee and Alberto Díaz-Cayeros
  4. Making and Managing Policy - John Bailey and Tonatiuh Guillén-López
  5. Trade and the Development Gap - Robert A. Blecker and Gerardo Esquivel
  6. Migration: Policies and Politics - David FitzGerald and Rafael Alarcón
  7. Protecting the Environment? - Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez and Stephen P. Mumme
  8. Drugs, Crime, and Violence - Luis Astorga and David A. Shirk
  9. Prospects for Partnership - Peter H. Smith and Andrew Selee

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The Center's publication division closed in 2006. Prior to that, USMEX had published more than 150 titles. Its peer-reviewed monographs and anthologies meet the highest academic standards and continue to make a substantial intellectual contribution to literature on Mexico.

Hard copies are available at Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc., the exclusive distributor for most Center publications still in print.