Fox coedits new book about transparency in Mexico

Jonathan Fox, professor of Latin American and Latino studies, has coedited a new book about the Mexican public's right to know about its government.

The book, Mexico's Right-to-Know Reforms: Civil Society Perspectives, is available online in both English and Spanish. The Spanish edition was presented to the public in Mexico City in June, and the English version was recently launched in Washington, D.C.

"The public's right to know is fundamental to democracy," said Fox. In 2002, forces in Mexico came together to launch transparency reforms that gave Mexican citizens institutional tools to put the "right to know" into practice.