Run for the border bender steven w. Run for the Border By Steven W. Bender Hardcover 2019-02-26

Run for the border bender steven w Rating: 6,1/10 824 reviews

Run for the Border

run for the border bender steven w

To supply eachother's demands, Americans and Mexicans have to cross their shared border fromboth sides. Steeped inseveral disciplines, Run for the Borderis a blend of historical, cultural, and legal perspectives, as well as thosefrom literature and cinema, that reflect Bender's cultural background and legalexpertise. In Run for the Border, Steven W. Reviewed by Rebecca Hamlin, Department of Political Science, Grinnell College. To supply each other's demands, Americans and Mexicans have to cross their shared border from both sides.

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run for the border bender steven w

Along the way, he also exposes the unfortunate fog of myths, stereotypes, and rank racism that have obscured our understanding of the border and the people who cross it. Further, Congress tends to approach reform unilaterally, without engaging with Mexico or other feeder countries, and, disturbingly, without acknowledging problematic southern crossings that Americans routinely make into Mexico. Many of the historical and contemporary tidbits in Run for the Border are fascinating and will encourage readers to think about U. This title is in stock with our Australian supplier and will be ordered in for you asap. Bender puts great emphasis on the fact that the U.

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Run for the border : vice and virtue in U.S.

run for the border bender steven w

Bender offers a framework for a more comprehensive border policy through a historical analysis of border crossings, both Mexico to U. While the relationship is undoubtedly dominated by instances of American bullying, exploitation, and abuse, I would need to see a lot more evidence before I could believe that Mexico is a passive victim rather than a calculating political actor in a difficult situation. Steeped in several disciplines, Run for the Borderis a blend of historical, cultural, and legal perspectives, as well as those from literature and cinema, that reflect Bender's cultural background and legal expertise. Mexico andthe United States exist in a symbiotic relationship: Mexico frequently providesthe United States with cheap labor, illegal goods, and, for criminal offenders,a refuge from the law. In contrastto recent reform proposals, this book urges reform as the product ofnegotiation and implementation by cross-border accord; reform that honors theshared economic and cultural legacy of the U. In contrast to recent reform proposals, this book urges reform as the product of negotiation and implementation by cross-border accord; reform that honors the shared economic and cultural legacy of the U.

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Law and Politics Book Review: RUN FOR THE BORDER: VICE AND VIRTUE IN U.S.

run for the border bender steven w

Deporting Our Souls: Values, Morality, and Immigration Policy. However, the second half of the book has redeeming qualities given the sense of hope that it instills in the reader. Further, Congress tends to approach reform unilaterally, without engaging with Mexico or other feeder countries, and, disturbingly, without acknowledging problematic southern crossings that Americans routinely make into Mexico. Specifically, Bender proposes open borders for labor migration, which would free authorities to focus on traffickers and terrorists. Run for the Border takes common U.

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Run for the Border

run for the border bender steven w

Thus, I wish the book had a more explicit discussion of the political calculus behind policy decisions in both states. Finally, he concludes with a multi-pronged proposal for reform. Our southern neighbor helpfully provides Americans with what we need and desire, and instead of showing gratitude, we turn around and vilify the labor that enables our privileged way of life and props up our Social Security system. The legalization of marijuana and small quantities of other drugs is predicted to parallel the ending of prohibition of alcohol in the U. With a series of graphic illustrations Bender explodes many of the myths about immigration and tells the complicated interlocking series of stories that have colored our understanding of the relationship this country has had with Mexico and which Mexico has had with us. What is left after reading this very interesting and compelling book is a much richer understanding of the U.

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Run for the Border By Steven W. Bender Hardcover

run for the border bender steven w

Benderoffers a framework for a more comprehensive border policy through a historicalanalysis of border crossings, both Mexico to U. S, has been adopted to differing degrees in Europe and is being debated throughout Latin America as one way to reduce violence. Bender offers a framework for a more comprehensive border policy through a historical analysis of border crossings, both Mexico to U. Harm reduction, which might be difficult to implement in the U. In Run for the Border, Steven W. Mexico is in a globally unique position as a developing state that shares a massive border with a very wealthy one. Further, the Mexican government has exerted great effort to lure business investors, retirees, vacationers, and pleasure seekers southward, presumably because these crossings generate income.

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NEW BOOKS: for the

run for the border bender steven w

This has pushed both nations closer to being police states. In Run for the Border, Steven W. Presumably, these examples are designed to illustrate the ways in which Americans have been informed by stereotypes of the U. New from New York University Press: Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U. It is an important and valuable contribution to the increasingly vituperative political debate on how to manage the border. Run for the Border Author: Steven W.

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Run for the Border : Steven W. Bender : 9780814789520

run for the border bender steven w

Delivery takes approximately 7-12 business days. In both countries he confidently covers the complex forces at work with the shifting of markets and the laborers who work in them. Returns Policy: 30-day money back guarantee for return if the item is not as described, is damaged or is faulty. Synopsis Mexico and the United States exist in a symbiotic relationship: Mexico frequently provides the United States with cheap labor, illegal goods, and, for criminal offenders, a refuge from the law. We will send you a confirmation email with a Tracking Code to follow the progress of your parcel when it ships. Copyright 2012 by the Author, Rebecca Hamlin.

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Run for the border : vice and virtue in U.S.

run for the border bender steven w

Overall, the book disappoints because it is not clear if it is a history of the borderland, a sketch of an idealized policy proposal, or a discussion of contemporary U. In contrast to recent reform proposals, this book urges reform as the product of negotiation and implementation by cross-border accord; reform that honors the shared economic and cultural legacy of the U. The final policy outcome will certainly not be as holistic as it should be. Part of the problem is that Bender tries to do too much too quickly, and ends up not giving any of the topics he mentions in passing a thorough treatment. We also learn how and why people, legally and otherwise, have crossed goods and themselves over it for the past 150 years.

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run for the border bender steven w

Though it is not always clear from the examples, the overall message of Run for the Border seems to be that the relationship between the United States and Mexico has long been an exploitative one. Further, Congress tends to approach reform unilaterally, without engaging with Mexico or other feeder countries, and, disturbingly, without acknowledging problematic southern crossings that Americans routinely make into Mexico. Overall, Bender lists many, many examples of Americans looking to their southern neighbor for goods, services, and experiences that are either unaffordable or illegal at home. Economic Motivations for Northbound Border Runs 7 Rum-Running for the Border 8 Acapulco Gold 9 Coming to America Part V. Bender's rich analysis gives us the tools to understand what is wrong-and occasionally right--with our trade, immigration and drug policies. In contrast to recent reform proposals, this book urges reform as the product of negotiation and implementation by cross-border accord; reform that honours the shared economic and cultural legacy of the U.

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