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2003 Summer Institute for Teachers

Ten Years After NAFTA:
How Has Globalization Affected Mexico?


Workshop Readings

Alvord, Valerie. “Toxic River Becomes Path to USA.” USA Today, 11 May, 2000.

Bensusán, Graciela. “NAFTA and Labor: Impacts and Outlooks.” Chap. 10 in NAFTA in the New Millennium, edited by Edward J. Chambers and Peter H. Smith. La Jolla: Center for U.S.–Mexican Studies, 2002.

Bruhn, Kathleen and Daniel C. Levy. Mexico: The Struggle for Democratic Development, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Cummings, Claire Hope. “Risking Corn, Risking Culture.” World Watch 15 no. 6 (2002): 8-19.

Faux, Jeff. “How NAFTA Failed Mexico: Immigration Is Not a Development Policy.” The American Prospect 14 no. 7 (2003): 35-7.

Hakim, Peter and Robert E. Litan, eds. The Future of North American Integration: Beyond NAFTA 4-29, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2002.

Mayer, Frederick W. “Negotitating the NAFTA: Political Lessons for the FTAA.” Chap. 6 in Greening the Americas: NAFTA’s Lessons for Hemispheric Trade, edited by Carolyn L. Deere and Daniel C. Esty., Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2002.

Niiler, Eric. “Border River Is Also Sewage Drain: Officials Fear Diseases as Immigrants Use Route to Get to U.S.” MSNBC News, 21 June 2003. (1 Aug. 2003).

Pastorino, Robert S. “NAFTA–Past, Present, Future.” Speech made at the reopening of the Bay Area World Trade Center, San Francisco, Ca., May 2003.

Rural Advancement Foundation International. “Stop Biopiracy in Mexico!” 2000. (1 Aug. 2003).

Research Questions

What is globalization?

Why did the U.S., Mexico and Canada sign NAFTA?

Why were the labor and environment side agreements added?

Does the labor side agreement protect workers?

Does the environmental side agreement protect the environment?

What is Chapter 11?

How has globalization affected growth in Mexico?

Who benefits from NAFTA?

What is sustainable development?

Should NAFTA be expanded?

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