Bordering the Future: The Impact of Mexico on the United States

Bordering the Future: The Impact of Mexico on the United States

by John A. Adams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1567206379

ISBN-13: 9781567206371

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

The differences between the United States and Mexico may be immense, but their links—economic, political, and social—are profound, and growing stronger. In this incisive narrative, John Adams argues that Mexico, with which the United States shares a 1,951 mile border, is no sideshow but a pivotal component of American economic health and regional security

Overview

The differences between the United States and Mexico may be immense, but their links—economic, political, and social—are profound, and growing stronger. In this incisive narrative, John Adams argues that Mexico, with which the United States shares a 1,951 mile border, is no sideshow but a pivotal component of American economic health and regional security. The primary theme that runs throughout this book is that Mexico has historically had, and will continue to e Drawing from the most current economic and demographic data and business examples, Adams demonstrates the depth and breadth of U.S.-Mexican relations, and their implications for American business and policymaking. In the process, he dispels popular myths about Mexico as an economic backwater or political distraction. The result is an authoritative and colorful account of our complex relationship with our neighbor to the south, and its broader implications for global growth and political stability.

The border between the United States and Mexico runs for 1,951 miles. The differences between the two nations may be immense, but their links—economic, political, and social—are profound, and growing stronger. In this incisive narrative, John Adams argues that Mexico is no sideshow, but a pivotal component of American economic health and regional security. The primary theme that runs throughout the book is that Mexico—its domestic growth and industrial capacity, population pressures, energy needs, political dynamics, and strategic location—has historically had, and will continue to have, a tremendous impact on the United States.

Drawing from the most current economic and demographic data and business examples, Adams demonstrates the depth and breadth of U.S.-Mexican relations and their implications for American business and policymaking. A unique aspect of the book is his analysis of the competition between Mexico and China for American resources for investment, trade, and economic development. Adams also dispels popular myths about Mexico as an economic backwater or political distraction. The result is an authoritative and colorful account of our complex relationship with our neighbor to the south—and its broader implications for global economic growth and political stability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567206371
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Agriculture: Tierra y Libertad

La Frontera: The Border and Immigration

Black Gold: Energy Dynamics of Mexico

Mexico vs. China

Maquilas, Tech Transfer, and Trade Corridors

Focus on the Future

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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