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Mexico and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Contributions and Challenges

  • Rebecka Villanueva Ulfgard

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About this book


This interdisciplinary edited collection presents original analysis on Mexico’s transition from the Millennium to the Sustainable Development Goals, departing from three main perspectives. In what areas did Mexico gain leverage and actually contribute to the debate around the proposed SDGs? What are the challenges for Mexico with regard to the SDGs? How to handle the issue of congruence/dissonance in Mexico’s accomplishment of the MDGs in relation to the socioeconomic realities on the ground? The contributing authors examine what kind of state is needed to strengthen democratic politics and social justice, but also to improve the economic effectiveness of the state and thereby prospects for development. For Mexico, what is missing is a clear vision for creating a progressive, truly modern society where the notion of a social contract between the government and citizens could be established along the lines of a welfare state that is inclusive, sustainable, and transformative enough to tackle seriously the fundamental socioeconomic injustices dividing Mexicans.


culture development economics international economics international relations Latin America latin American culture policy political economy political science politics social science

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  • Rebecka Villanueva Ulfgard
    • 1
  1. 1.International StudiesInstituto MoraMexico CityMexico

About the editors

Rebecka  Villanueva  Ulfgard is Associate Professor of International Studies, Instituto Mora, Mexico City. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the Department of Social Sciences, Linnaeus/Växjö University, Sweden. She is an expert on Mexico and international development cooperation, Mexico’s civil society and New Multilateralism, and theories of international relations and development, and is the lead coordinator of the book series Governance, Development, and Social Inclusion in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan). 

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