Lessons from Mexico–US Civil Society Coalitions

  • Jonathan Fox
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Is globalization producing a transnational civil society? If so, then clear evidence should be emerging from the broadest and deepest example of integration between North and South: the accelerating process of economic, social and political interaction between Mexico and the US. This chapter focuses primarily on society-to-society relationships, reviewing the nature and impact of coalitions and networks that bring together civil society and social movement counterparts in each country. It is important to keep in mind that binational social, civic and political coalitions involve a much broader range of state and social actors. In this context, society-to-society relationships can be framed as one quadrant of a simple two-by-two chart, with the US state and civil society on one dimension, and the Mexican state and civil society on the other


Civil Society Fair Trade Civil Society Actor Mexican Government Sierra Club 
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