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Book manuscript workshop: “Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy” by Christy Thornton (JHU Sociology)

February 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
526 Mergenthaler Hall (JHU Homewood Campus)

We will discuss Christy Thornton’s book manuscript, Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy (forthcoming  University of California Press).  Christy is in the process of making the final revisions, so it is a good time for giving feedback before the book goes into press. See the book chapter outline below.

This workshop is part of the Arrighi Center’s ongoing series on one of our four thematic priority areas: “Changing Structures and Norms of Global Governance”. This series of seminars/workshops (beginning in 2018-2019) is also working toward identifying common areas of interest among faculty and students, leading to the possible establishment of  a “Global Governance Research Affinity Group” and/or “Global Governance Research Working Group”

RSVP to Beverly Silver ( if you would like to participate in the workshop on Christy Thornton’s book manuscript. Participants will receive the book manuscript and be asked to read/comment on the Introduction and at least one empirical chapter.  A full schedule for the workshop will be sent out a week before the seminar, once we have received the RSVP’s.

[The main session will be from 1-3 pm but we may continue until 5 pm for those who can devote the full afternoon. A reception will follow at 5 pm]

Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy by Christy Thornton (forthcoming with University of California Press)

Chapter Outline:

*Introduction: How Could Mexico Matter?

*Chapter 1: Recognition and Representation: The Mexican Revolution and Multilateral Governance

*Chapter 2: “A New Legal and Philosophic Conception of Credit”: Redefining Debt in the 1930s

*Chapter 3: A Solidarity of Interests: Mexico and the Inter-American Bank

*Chapter 4: Voice and Vote: Mexico’s Post-War Vision at Bretton Woods

*Chapter 5: Within Limits of Justice: The Economic Charter for the Americas and its Critics

*Chapter 6: Organizing the Terms of Trade: Mexico and the International Trade Organization

*Chapter 7: The Price of Success: Navigating the New Development Order During the Mexican Miracle

*Chapter 8: A Mexican International Economic Order?