Addressing the economic aspects of ties between the United States and Mexico, this book looks at the structural characteristics of the border region and the flow of goods, services, capital, and people between the two countries. The contributors describe the cultural, economic, and demographic dimensions of the borderlands and focus on specific issues critical to the region, among them environmental pollution, migration, territorial issues, and the implications of borderzone industrial growth. Finally, the authors consider how these issues affect the national economies and relations between the two countries.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Borderland Development -- The Nature and Significance of Border Development Patterns -- Interdependence in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: Irresistible Dynamic or Fragmented Reality? -- National Identity Along Mexico's Northern Border: Report of Preliminary Findings -- Sectoral and Territorial Implications of Industrialization in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands -- Income Distribution in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands -- The Northern Border of Mexico and the Crisis of 1982: A Few Preliminary Observations -- Industrial Integration of the Northern Border Regions of Mexico into the National Economy -- Internationalization of Industry: U.S.-Mexican Linkages -- Evaluating the Benefits and Costs of Mexico's Border Industrialization Program -- New Policies and Strategies of Multinational Corporations During the Mexican National Crisis 1982-1983 -- Institutional Structures, Flows, and the National Economies -- The Vicissitudes of the Mexican Economy and Their Impact on Mexican-American Political Relations -- The Welfare Economics of Labor Migration from Mexico to the United States -- Explaining Origin Patterns of Undocumented Migration to South Texas in Recent Years -- Industrialization, the Flow of Technology, and Economic Solvency and Independence -- Hazardous and Toxic Substances as a Part Of United States-Mexico Relations -- Bilateral Admiralty Relations Between Mexico and the United States -- Epilogue
Lay James Gibson is professor and head of the Department of Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona, Tucson.