Cornell University

Maria Lorena Cook : Publications

Selected Publications


The Politics of Labor Reform in Latin America: Between Flexibility and Rights, University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007.

Organizing Dissent: Unions, the State, and the Democratic Teachers' Movement in Mexico, University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996.

The Politics of Economic Restructuring: State-Society Relations and Regime Change in Mexico (co-editor with Kevin J. Middlebrook and Juan Molinar Horcasitas), U.S.-Mexico Contemporary Perspectives Series no. 7, La Jolla: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego, 1994.

Regional Integration and Industrial Relations in North America (co-editor with Harry C. Katz), Ithaca: Institute of Collective Bargaining, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1994.

Selcted Articles and Chapters

"Is Incorporation of Unauthorized Migrants Possible? Inclusion and Contingency for Non-Status Migrants and Legal Immigrants," in Jennifer Hochschild, Jacqueline Chattopadhyay, Claudine Gay, and Michael Jones-Correa, eds., Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

"Labor," in Peter Kingstone and Deborah J. Yashar, eds. Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics (New York: Routledge), 2012, pp. 262-272.

"'Humanitarian Aid Is Never a Crime': Humanitarianism and Illegality in Migrant Advocacy," Law & Society Review, Vol. 45, no. 3, 2011.

"The Advocate's Dilemma: Framing Migrant Rights in National Settings," Studies in Social Justice Vol. 4, no. 2, 2010, pp. 123-43.

"Political Transition and Labor Revitalization in Mexico" (with Graciela Bensusán), in Daniel B. Cornfield and Holly J. McCammon, eds., Labor Revitalization: Global Perspectives and New Initiatives, Vol. 11 Research in the Sociology of Work, Oxford: Elsevier JAI, 2003, pp. 229-267.

"Labor Reform and Dual Transitions in Brazil and the Southern Cone," Latin American Politics and Society, Vol. 44, no. 1, (Spring) 2002, pp. 1-34.

"Toward Flexible Industrial Relations? Neoliberalism, Democracy, and Labor Reform in Latin America," Industrial Relations, Vol. 37, no. 3, (July) 1998, pp. 311-336.

"Regional Integration and Transnational Politics: Popular Sector Strategies in the NAFTA Era," in Douglas A. Chalmers, Carlos M. Vilas, Katherine Hite, Scott B. Martin, Kerianne Peister, and Monique Segarra, eds., The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, pp. 516-540.