Internationalisation as a democratic tool:revisiting Mexico's double transition


Mexico's double transition—democratisation and internationalisation—offers a good case study to analyse the interaction between internationalisation processes and domestic developments during transitions to democracy. This article explains how the specific way in which Mexico linked with North America worked as a causal mechanism during the country's democratisation. In the end, an inadequate project of internationalisation—spearheaded by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—failed to fulfill its democratising potential.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Calderón Martinez, P. (2014). Internationalisation as a democratic tool: revisiting Mexico's double transition. Bulletin of Latin American research, 33(2), 174-188. , which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: democratisation,internationalisation,linkage–leverage democratisation,Mexico,NAFTA,Mexico transition,Mexico–USA relations
Publication ISSN: 1470-9856
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2014-04
Published Online Date: 2013-10-10
Authors: Calderón Martinez, Pablo (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5666-9836)



Version: Accepted Version

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