Non-govermental Transborder Organizations San Diego-Tijuana and Vancouver-Seattle Corridor Regions

Lawrence D. Taylor

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Abstract

The article compares the character and role of non governmental transborder organizations (NGO) in two specific binational corridor regions: San Diego Tijuana and Vancouver- Seattle. In analyzing the principal organizations involved in transborder issues in each region, various differences and similarities in terms of their respective structures, interests, and goals become apparent. The article argues that the essentially different nature of the two border regions and the manner in which they have evolved over time have strongly influenced efforts to develop cross-border links in each case. The article also considers the impact of the events of 9/11 on the work of these institutions, as well as their goals of facilitating border-crossing and promoting regional integration.

RESUMEN

En el artículo se examinan, por medio de un estudio comparativo, el carácter y papel de las organizaciones transfronterizas no gubernamentales (ONG) en dos regiones de corredores binacionales muy distintas: las de San Diego-Tijuana y de Vancouver-Seattle. Al analizar las organizaciones principales involucradas en los asuntos transfronterizos de cada región, se señalan las diferencias y semejanzas en términos de sus estructuras, intereses y metas respectivos. Se argumenta que la diferencia básica en el carácter de las dos regiones fronterizas y la manera en que han evolucionado a través del tiempo han influido fuertemente en los esfuerzos para desarrollar lazos transfronterizos en cada caso. También se considera el impacto de los acontecimientos del 9/11 sobre el trabajo de estas instituciones, así como sus metas para facilitar el cruce en las fronteras y promover la integración regional.

Keywords: transborder organizations; non-governmental organizations (NGOs); San Diego-Tijuana; Vancouver-Seattle; Cascadia.


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