Studying institutional development is not only about empowering communities to withstand whims of politics, it is also about generating effective and democratic governance so that all the members of a community can enjoy equal opportunities. In the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, cross-border governance draws only sporadic (and often erratic) attention, primarily in times of crisis, when governance mechanisms can no longer provide even moderately adequate solutions. Without a thorough assessment of the institutions that govern specific issues along the border and how they come together as a system of governance, it is impossible to judge whether the border region is poised to prosper or whether its problems will proliferate in the future.
This webinar, based on the recently published “Binational Commons: Institutional Development and Governance on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” featured four panelists who authored chapters in the book.
To purchase a copy of the book, please visit The University of Arizona Press website.
11:00 a.m. — Presentation
11:30 a.m. — Q&A
Kimberly Collins, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Leonard Transportation Center; Professor of Public Administration, California State University, San Bernardino
Irasema Coronado, Ph.D.
Director and Professor, School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University
Eva M. Moya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, College of Health Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso
Octavio Rodríguez Ferreira, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Justice in Mexico
Pamela Lizette Cruz
Research Analyst, Center for the United States and Mexico, Baker Institute