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  • Bringing Remittances into the North American Economic-Integration Project

    Matt Bakker

    Chapter from the book: Bakker, M. 2015. Migrating into Financial Markets: How Remittances Became a Development Tool.


    This chapter charts the evolution of Mexican state-led transnationalism from the 1980s to the present and identifies its increasing convergence with U.S. government policies in the furtherance of North American economic integration. The chapter develops a distinction between emigrant policies and emigration policies pursued by the Mexican government over these three decades. New light is shed on the policy content and dynamics driving state-led transnationalism. The chapter demonstrates that the contemporary state-led transnationalism policies being pursued by the Mexican government have taken on a market-centric tint. And it shows that the form of state-led transnationalism being pursued by the Mexican government involves significant intergovernmental collaboration with agencies and government officials from the United States.

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    Bakker, M. 2015. Bringing Remittances into the North American Economic-Integration Project. In: Bakker, M, Migrating into Financial Markets. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.5.d

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    Published on Sept. 30, 2015