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dc.contributor.authorZerr, Elizabetheng
dc.contributor.authorThies, Cameroneng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.contributor.meetingnameUndergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2008 : University of Missouri--Columbia)eng
dc.date2008eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.descriptionAbstract only availableeng
dc.description.abstractAfter the debt crisis of 1982, Mexico began implementing neoliberal policy, which culminated in the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The neoliberal reforms fundamentally changed environmental governance in Mexico within a relatively short period of time from 1988 to 1994. This analysis explores the effects of pursuing neoliberal policy on water resource management and drinking water services, drawing examples from the Lerma-Chapala Watershed. A combination of ecological data, policy implementation chronologies, Mexican newspaper reports, and social research on actors provided a multi-disciplinary approach to analyze governance. The research indicates that the construction of power and discourses of neoliberalism were important to the actual implementation of policies. In turn, these policies improved drinking water both nationally and in the Lerma-Chapala watershed. At the same time, however, these improvements have come at the cost of increased stakeholder competition and deteriorating water resources.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipMU Undergraduate Research Scholars Programeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/2045eng
dc.languageen_USeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forumeng
dc.subjectNorth American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)eng
dc.subjectenvironmental governanceeng
dc.subjectLerma-Chapala Watershedeng
dc.subjectstakeholder competitioneng
dc.titleThe construction of neoliberalism and its effect on Mexican water policy [abstract]eng
dc.typePresentationeng


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