Political Change and Environmental Policymaking in Mexico

By Jordi Diez

© 2006 – Routledge

302 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

This book explores environmental policymaking in Mexico as a vehicle to understanding the broader changes in the policy process within a system undergoing a democratic transformation. It constitutes the first major analysis of environmental policymaking in Mexico at the national level, and examines the implementation of forestry policy in Mexico's largest rain forest, the Selva Lacandona of the state of Chiapas.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Political Change in Mexico 2. The Environmental Movement and ENGOs in Mexico 3. Environmental Agenda Setting under Ernesto Zedillo 4. The Making of Environmental Policy 5. The Role of Congress in Environmental Policy Making 6. Deforestation in the Selva Lacandona of Chiapas: The Last of the Mahoganies? 7. The Implementation of Forestry Policy in the Sleva Lacandona. Epilogue: The Decline of the Environmental Agenda under Vicente Fox. Conclusion

About the Author

Jordi Díez is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Guelph, Canada and has taught at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, the University of Toronto and Queen's University.

About the Series

Latin American Studies

Social Sciences and Law

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL044000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
SOC044000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies