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Tackling Southern Turbulence: Mexico’s Immigration Problems and Multi-centric Response

  • Laura V. González-Murphy
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Abstract

The end of the twentieth century was one of significant changes for Mexico, not only as it began its transition to a democratic political system, but also because it did so while struggling to keep up with the economic and demographic effects of a continuously globalizing and competitive world. Although such effects—poverty and crime—are felt throughout Mexico, the situation in its southern border region serves to highlight Mexico’s regional multi-centric versus a state-centric response as it collaborates with a variety of actors as a coping mechanism.1 Through this multi-centric response—by which numerous actors, institutions, and processes interact in a complex and nonlinear manner2—the Mexican state takes advantage of a rise in domestic and international actors, yet it also continues to retain its sovereignty as a state.

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Civil Society Civil Society Organization Southern Border Civil Society Actor Government Accountability Office 
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