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The International Relations of California and Texas with Mexico and the World

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ISBN 9781032378053
May 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
368 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book analyzes the international relations of Mexico and the two most important substate governments of the United States, California and Texas. It explains why and how these two states conduct their international relations (IR) with Mexico and the world, and how national authorities and local governments coordinate in the definition and implementation of their international policies. Expert contributors from across the Americas offer a historical and current analysis, exploring which areas of cooperation - trade, investment, border cooperation, energy, migration – matter most. They also consider the institutional and legal bases of Mexican and U.S. states’ international relations, the changing nature of the U.S. federal system, the impact on international partners, the role of Latinos and the future of paradiplomacy in the region. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of International Relations, Comparative Politics, Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, Governance, and Federalism, as well as businesspeople, social leaders, and practitioners of diplomacy and paradiplomacy around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Section I: California and Texas in the U.S. and international systems  1.The International Relations of State Governments in the U.S.-Mexico Relationship  2.California in the U.S. Federal System and its Relations with Washington  3.Texas and the U.S. Federal Government  4.California’s International Relations in a Globalized World  5.Texas’s International Relations with Mexico and the World  Section II: The central issues in the California-Mexico and Texas-Mexico relationships  6.Trade and Investment: Mexico-California  7.Trade and Investment in the Texas-Mexico Relationship  8.Baja-California: From the 21st Century Border to Exclusion under COVID-19, 2001-2020  9.Too Close for Comfort: The Restive Border as a Symbol of Texas-Mexico Relations  10.Energy in the Mexico-Texas and Mexico-California Relationships  11.Immigration Enforcement, Sanctuary Policies and Demographic Change in California and Texas: 1990-2021  12.Texas vs. California: Latino Politics and Relations with Mexico  Section III: Mexico’s diplomacy in California and Texas  13.Fighting Identity Disputes: Mexico’s Consular Diplomacy in Texas and California  14.Mexican Diplomacy in California  15.Mexican Diplomacy in Texas  Conclusions

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Jorge A. Schiavon is Professor of International Relations at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) and Visiting Professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autonómo de México (ITAM). His most recent books are Introducción al Estudio de la Política Exterior de México (1821-2021) (coauthored) and Comparative Paradiplomacy.

Rafael Fernández de Castro is a professor at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy and Director of its Center for U.S-Mexican Studies. His publications include Contemporary U.S.- Latin American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century? (coedited) and The United States and Mexico: Between Partnership and Conflict (coauthored).