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The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources

Both Sides of the Border

Transboundary Environmental Management Issues Facing Mexico and the United States

Editors: Fernandez, Linda, CARSON, RICHARD (Eds.)

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The Mexican -- United States border represents much more than the meeting place of two nations. Our border communities are often a line of first defense -- absorbing the complex economic, environmental and social impacts of globalization that ripple through the region. In many ways, our success or failure in finding solutions for the environmental, social and economic issues that plague the region may well define our ability to meet similar challenges thousands of miles from the border zone. Border residents face the environmental security concerns posed by water scarcity and transboundary air pollution; the planning and infrastructure needs of an exploding population; the debilitating effects of inadequate sanitary and health facilities; and the crippling cycle of widespread poverty. Yet, with its manifold problems, the border area remains an area of great dynamism and hope -- a multicultural laboratory of experimentation and grass-roots problem-solving. Indeed, as North America moves towards a more integrated economy, citizen action at the local level is pushing governments to adapt to the driving forces in the border area by creating new institutional arrangements and improving old ones. If there is one defining feature of this ground-up push for more responsive transboundary policies and institutions, it is a departure from the closed, formalistic models of the past to a more open, transparent and participatory model of international interaction.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

  • Improving Institutional Response to Environmental Problems

    Spalding, Mark J.

    Pages 15-28

  • Impact of Two NAFTA Institutions on Border Water Infrastructure

    Carter, Nicole (et al.)

    Pages 29-52

  • Binational Cooperation and the Environment at the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Mexican Perspective

    Sánchez, Roberto A.

    Pages 53-71

  • Characteristics of Border Communities

    Gianos, Chris L.

    Pages 75-95

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eBook $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7784-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Both Sides of the Border
Book Subtitle
Transboundary Environmental Management Issues Facing Mexico and the United States
Editors
  • Linda Fernandez
  • RICHARD CARSON
Series Title
The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47961-8
DOI
10.1007/0-306-47961-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7126-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7784-4
Series ISSN
1571-487X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 501
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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