Facing Asymmetry

Bridging the Peripheral Gap in U.S.-Mexican Relations

by Krystof Kozák (Author)
Monographs XVI, 274 Pages

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The book analyzes the concept of asymmetry in international relations on the example of United States and Mexico. This bilateral relation is introduced within wider historical, economic and political context. It also includes a case study on perceptions of Mexico in U.S. media. The study focuses on critical issues in bilateral relations within the context of asymmetric relations. Economic integration under North American Free Trade Agreement, extensive migration from Mexico to the U.S. and the issue of drug-trafficking and drug-control efforts are analyzed in this respect. The concluding chapter uses the findings to conceptualize asymmetric relations and presents possible applications of the key findings to complex bilateral issues.


XVI, 274
ISBN (Softcover)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. XVI, 274 pp., num. fig., tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Krystof Kozák (Author)

The Author: Kryštof Kozák is an Associate Professor at the Department of American Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. He studied at Bard College, New York and Free University Berlin. As a Fulbright scholar, he did research at the University of California, San Diego. His academic interests include international political economy, immigration, war on drugs.


Title: Facing Asymmetry