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|Named Person:||Vicente Fox Quesada|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Dainzu Lopez de Lara Espinosa; Georges Couffignal; Institut des hautes études de l'Amérique latine (Paris).
|Description:||2 vol. (417 f.) ; 30 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Dainzu Lopez de Lara Espinosa ; sous la direction de Georges Couffignal.|
Has Mexican foreign policy changed with the advent of the new democratic rule in Mexico ? Traditional Mexican foreign policy, known as passive, reactive, legalistic, and nationalistic, was installed by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) from the start of the 20th century to the late 90s. Since that date, Mexican foreign policy faces a double transformation dynamic : the external, with the establishment of a new world order; and the internal, with the Mexican democratization process. 2000 elections, depicted as a transparent process, gave president Vicente Fox sufficient international legitimacy to modify foreign policy agenda, introducing the protection of human rights and democratic values. These changes produce a political rupture with the previous regime and triggered a change in the foreign policy behaviour. The new foreign policy program includes a complementary strategy : first, widen the regional integration within the United States, by the revision of the NAFTA, with a negotiation of a migration agreement; second, deploying a strong multilateral activity (mainly United Nations forums). This stratagem seeks to reduce Mexico's U.S. dependence, by intensifying its multilateral presence. But, internal and external causalities, inertial bureaucratic practices and the effects of September 11 reversed this policy. This research is based on political literature specialized in Mexican foreign policy. It critically analyzes the classic approach that focus exclusively on the lack of diplomatic skill and blunders of Fox's administration. This thesis argues instead that these changes have helped set the political agenda of fundamental issues as migration policy, human rights and development cooperation.