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by Peter Ward,Victoria Elizabeth Rodriguez,Peter M. Ward

Free eBook Reaching across the Border:  Intergovernmental Relations between Texas and Mexico (Policy Research Project Reports Series) download ISBN: 0899407471
Author: Peter Ward,Victoria Elizabeth Rodriguez,Peter M. Ward
Publisher: Univ Texas at Austin Lyndon B (April 3, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 254
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In part this is due to constitutional reasons: states are not allowed to trespass upon the federal domain of relations between nations. But even here, as this policy report demonstrates, considerable scope exists for a state-in this case Texas-to be at the forefront of forging direct relations with Mexico.

Texas enjoys an especially important strategic relationship with Mexico. by Victoria Elizabeth Rodriguez and Peter M. Ward.

by Victoria Elizabeth Rodriguez and Peter M.

Published April 3, 2000 by Univ Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Written in English.

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Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR) was an independent, bipartisan agency in the United States federal government formed to study and consider the federal government's intergovernmental relationships. It was established in 1959 by under Public Law 86-380 and operated until 1996. ACIR was a successor to the Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, popularly known as the Kestenbaum Commission, a temporary commission that operated from 1953 to 1955.

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Intergovernmental Relations are conventionally defined ‘as important interactions between governmental units of all types and levels

Intergovernmental Relations are conventionally defined ‘as important interactions between governmental units of all types and levels. In this Audit, Intergovernmental Relations are defined as an interacting network of institutions at national, provincial and local levels, created and refined to enable the various parts of government to cohere in a manner more or less appropriate to our institutional arrangements. It is an evolving system of institutional co-operation that seeks to address the relations of equality and interdependence as defined by the Constitution.

Texas enjoys an especially important strategic relationship with Mexico. Not only does it share 1,248 miles of border with Mexico, but Texas has also maintained its position as the United States' largest exporting state to Mexico, totaling some $36.3 billion in goods in 1998. NAFTA has provided a foundation for this economic success, providing a basis for open lines of communication and free, fair trade. In addition, for more than a decade state leaders led by the governor have worked to foster alliances between Texas, Mexican border states, and the Mexican federal government. Although economic issues primarily drive this special relationship, political relevance, geographical proximity, and some cultural similarities also influence its formation.

This study is the first to systematically analyze this unique intergovernmental relationship. The first two chapters discuss the constitutionality of state-federal international relations, describe the legislative structures in Mexico and Texas, and provide a profile of the legislators interviewed. Chapters three through six evaluate the modes of contact, the level of communication, the extent of cooperation, and the ways in which public policy officials on either side of the border view each other within four major public policy arenas: Criminal Justice, Trade and Commerce, Transportation, and Environmental Policy. The authors conclude that while Texas and Mexico currently enjoy a strong relationship based on mutual advantage, the future of this relationship depends on honest dialogue and continued commitment between the two governments.