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Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico / Edition 1

Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico / Edition 1


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* Illustrates how Mexican communities cope with NAFTA’s effects
* Written by a team of US and Mexican collaborators
* Shows importance of trade regulations on poor communities worldwide

How is the current model for economic globalization affecting both the poor and the environment? Confronting Globalization extends a sweeping treatment of contemporary Mexican politics as they investigate the country’s tumultuous experience under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The contributors relate globalization’s untold stories: its social and environmental costs, and the grassroots quest for alternative paths. They reveal to us how vulnerable people in rural communities are choosing to defend themselves and promote their own homegrown alternatives in the face of adversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565491632
Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Hilda Salazar

Timothy A. Wise

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jonathan Fox; 1) Introduction: Globalization and Popular Resistance in Mexico -Timothy A. Wise, Hilda Salazar, and Laura Carlsen;

Part 1: Integration, Investment, and the Environment; 2) Investments, Sovereignty, and the Environment: Metalclad and NAFTA’s Chapter 11 - Fernando Bejarano González; 3) Human Rights, Ecology, and Economic Integration: The Peasant Ecologists of Guerrero - Enrique Cienfuegos and Laura Carlsen; 4) El Balcón, Guerrero: A Case Study of Globalization Benefiting a Forest Community - David Barton Bray and Leticia Merino; 5) Biopiracy on the Border: The Battle for the Yellow Bean - Laura Carlsen; 6) Biopiracy, Bioprospecting, and Resistance: Four Cases in Mexico - Andres Barreda

Part 2: The Crisis in the Countryside: Small Producers Fight Back; 7) Towards an Equitable, Inclusive, and Sustainable Agriculture: Mexico’s Basic Grains Producers Unite - Olivia Acuña Rodarte; 8) Just to Survive: The State Coalition of Coffee Producers of Oaxaca - Josefina Aranda Bezaury

Part 3: Employment Under Free Trade: Exploitation and Expulsion; 9) The Struggle for Justice in the Maquiladoras: The Experience of the Autotrim Workers - Pastoral Juvinal Obrera; 10) The Migrant Club El Remolino: A Bi-national Community Experience - Miguel Moctezuma Longoria

Part 4: Conclusion; 11) Lessons Learned: Civil Society Strategies in the Face of Economic Integration -Timothy A. Wise, Hilda Salazar, and Laura Carlsen

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