versão impressa ISSN 0102-8529
BERNARDI, Bruno Boti. Mexico's human rights foreign policy under the fox administration (2000-2006): the lock-in and signaling strategies. Contexto int. [online]. 2010, vol.32, n.2, pp.367-402. ISSN 0102-8529. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-85292010000200004.
The aim of this paper is to analyze the links between Mexico's democratization and its human rights foreign policy under the Fox administration, exploring the impact of the democratic transition on the adoption of a new foreign policy platform in which human rights became a central theme in Mexico's foreign affairs. We argue that the observed changes in the Mexican human rights foreign policy were initiated endogenously in the government, which expected to lock in Mexico's new democratic situation with international commitments and to assure international audiences of the credibility of its commitments to democratic reforms and human rights.
Palavras-chave : Mexico; Foreign Policy; Democratization; Human Rights.