Andrew Selee, vice president for programs at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. is comments on the nature of the relationship during a luncheon with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Interios Secretary Alejandro Poire.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Poiré spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where they reaffirmed their intentions to sustain healthy ties between the U.S. and Mexico.
Only a decade ago, Mexico saw the end of seventy years of single-party hegemonic rule and the first free and fair election in its history. How has the country evolved since then, and what is the status of its democracy today? In this comprehensive new collection intended for use in undergraduate courses a group of distinguished scholars examines recent political developments in Mexico—including its 2006 election and the breakdown in consensus that nearly resulted—in order to assess the progress of its democratization. Focusing on transformations in Mexico's evolving political party system, institutions in transition, and the changing nature of state-society relations, contributors to this book discuss the challenges that Mexican democracy faces today as well as the potential it has for further change in the near future.
New Book: Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Latin American Program staff members Joseph S. Tulchin and Andrew D. Selee, along with Philip Oxhorn, present a new book that studies the relation of decentralization to democratization at both intermediate and local levels and analyzes how decentralization is transforming the relationship between the state and civil society. For more information, see our Latin American Program Books page.
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood discusses the viability for a successful political reform in Mexico. As the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto nears the end of it's first year, the reform agenda laid out thus far has the potential for far reaching implications for the strength and progress of Mexico's democracy.
This report lists some of the various projects, programs, and activities undertaken by the U.S. government to enhance security at the U.S.-Mexico border and to combat transnational contraband trafficking.
Recent studies by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars maintain that nearly 40 percent of Mexican-made products exported to the United States originated north of the border.