Author Archives: Christy Thornton

About Christy Thornton

Christy Thornton is assistant professor in the department of sociology at Johns Hopkins University and was recently a fellow in the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History at Harvard. She received her Ph.D. from New York University, and she is completing her first book, Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy, under contract with the University of California Press.

A Mexican International Economic Order? Tracing the Hidden Roots of the Charter of Economic Rights and

Abstract: In many new histories of global ideas, norms, and institutions—including in recent scholarly treatments of the New International Economic Order—a striking “decolonization divide” has emerged, separating the formally sovereign but economically and politically weak nations of Latin America from the newly independent nations of Africa and Asia. This article uncovers the long history of interventions by the post-revolutionary Mexican state in international economic governance to reveal the overlooked Mexican roots of the NIEO. It argues that by uncovering the longer history of struggles for Continue reading → Continue reading →