Legal flows of trade, tourists, shoppers and students as well as illegal flows of illicit drugs and undocumented migrants have made the U.S.-Mexico border the epicenter of disagreements between the two countries. Yet the border is crucial to the prosperity and the security of both countries. The Mexico Center works closely with the policy community to develop alternatives for better border management between the U.S. and Mexico.
Ongoing Research Project
This project will study institutions and cross-border governance on the U.S.-Mexico border with a focus on the adequacy of the current border governing institutions. The study, with academic institutions on both sides of the border, will look at the function, structure, actors and processes of cross-border governance.
- The Three U.S.-Mexico Border Wars
- Cross-border community organizing on the U.S.-Mexico border
- Mexico’s Not-So-Comprehensive Southern Border Plan
- How a Forgotten Border Dispute Tormented U.S.-Mexico Relations for 100 Years
- Violence as an Epidemic: Examining Organized Crime-Related Homicides in the U.S.-Mexico Border from a Public Health Perspective
- Ciudad Juárez: A Perfect Storm on the U.S.-Mexico Border
- Theory-Building in Border Studies: The View From North America