Neoliberalism, NAFTA, and Dehumanization: The case of femicides in Ciudad Juárez

Denisa Krasna, Sagar Deva


The overarching focus of this paper is on the way in which the neoliberalism inherent in the international institutional order produces dehumanisation in the third world and the way in which this dehumanisation manifests itself in direct loss of human life through exploitation and even murder. This paper is split into two main parts, the first of which gives a theoretical and general overview of how neoliberalism has both dominated and dehumanised the international institutional order and the second part of the paper gives a more in-depth case study of this phenomena, focusing on how NAFTA has engendered femicides in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.



Neoliberalism; NAFTA; Femicides; Gender Violence; Ciudad Juárez; Mexico

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