Mexico: Political, Social and Economic Evolution

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byNora Hamilton

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Mexico: Political, Social and Economic Evolution provides a compelling overview of the profound changes that have taken place within Mexico over the past twenty-five years. Offering a multifaceted take on the evolution of contemporary Mexico, the text analyzes the relationship between Mexico'spast and present; the connections between its economic, political and social trajectories; and the interaction between domestic and international forces. Unlike most texts on Mexican politics and history, this volume also discusses the emergence of civic organizations, social groups and protestmovements; the process of Mexico-U.S. migration and its implications for contemporary Mexico; and U.S.-Mexico relations.

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Mexico: Political, Social and Economic Evolution provides a compelling overview of the profound changes that have taken place within Mexico over the past twenty-five years. Offering a multifaceted take on the evolution of contemporary Mexico, the text analyzes the relationship between Mexico'spast and present; the connections between i...

Nora Hamilton is Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:November 24, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199744033

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List of Figures, Maps and TablesAcknowledgementsChronology1. IntroductionMexico in the Latin American ContextAnalytical ApproachSetting the Stage: An Introduction to MexicoA Brief History of Mexico's 20th Century TrajectoryIdentification of Major Social Actors2. LegaciesPre-Colombian MexicoThe Colonial Period: 1521-1821Independence and the Early Republic: 1821-1910The Early Republic and Liberal Reform: 1821-1876The Porfiriato: 1876-1910The Revolution: 1910-1940Forces in Conflict: The Trajectory of Revolution (1910-1920)The Establishment of the Post-Revolutionary Order: I. The Sonoran Dynasty (1920-1934)The Establishment of the Post-Revolutionary Order: II. The Government of Lazaro Cardenas (1934-40)Discussion3. The "Pax Priista" and the "Mexican Miracle"The 1940 Elections and the Post-Cardenas AdministrationsThe Mexican Political System: The Institutional RevolutionMexico's Economic MiracleConceptualizing DevelopmentThe Economic ModelThe "Economic Miracle" and Its ImplicationsFlaws in the ModelResistance, Cooptation and RepressionLabor and Peasant ResistanceThe Student Movement of 1968From Vulnerability to CrisisThe Echeverria Government: The Limits to ReformismJose Lopez Portillo: Oil to the Rescue?Conclusion4. Re-Orienting the Mexican Economy: The Process of Economic LiberalizationIntroductionChanging Context/Shifting AlliancesInternational ContextDomestic ConditionsEconomic Stabilization and Restructuring: 1982-1994Monetary StabilizationTrade LiberalizationPrivatizationDeregulationThe "Flexibilization" of LaborThe Modernization of the CountrysideThe North American Free Trade AgreementThe Impact of Economic LiberalizationFrom Euphoria to Disillusion: The Peso CrisisConclusions5. From "Perfect Dictatorship" to Imperfect DemocracyIntroductionConceptualizations of Democracy and Democratic TransitionA Model of Democratization in MexicoThe 1988 Elections and the Administration of Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1988-1994)1994 and the Administration of Ernesto Zedillo (1994-2000)Political Transition: 1997-2000Mexico's Political Trajectory: A SummaryThe Fox Administration (2000-2006)The Contentious Election of 2006Democratization in Mexico: Achievements and Obstacles6. Mobilization and Resistance: Grassroots Organizing, Social Movements, and Cycles of ProtestPerspectives on Social Mobilization and Protest MovementsUrban Protest Movements and the Asamblea de Barrios (Neighborhood Assembly)Chiapas and the ZapatistasDebtors in Revolt: The Barzon MovementThe Risks of Being an Ecologist: Community Forestry and Human Rights in GuerreroLabor Mobilization and the New Trade UnionismGrass-roots protest in Oaxaca: Local 22 and the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO)Women in Social MovementsDiscussion7. Mexicans on the Move: Migration, Settlement, and Transnational ActivismIntroduction: Migration StoriesConcepts and IssuesMexican Migration in Historical Perspective"The border crossed us"Migration during the Porfiriato and the Revolutionary PeriodMigration between the 1940s and the 1970sPolitical Activism among Mexican Americans in the United StatesEconomic Crisis, Neoliberalism, and Contemporary MigrationThe Mexican Presence in the United States TodayLiving across Borders: Mexicans as Transnational ActorsMigration from a "Traditional" Sending Area: The Case of ZacatecasIndigenous Migration: Mixteca and Zapotecs from OaxacaMigration and Personal TransformationReview and Discussion: Mexican Migration and U.S.-Mexican Relations8. U.S.-Mexican Relations: Current IssuesNAFTA and the Mexican EconomyThe Drug TradeMigration Policies in the United States and MexicoConclusions9. Mexico's Evolution: Legacies and ChallengesThe Evolution of Socio-Economic ActorsThe Growing Heterogeneity of Political ActorsChanging External Relations and International ActorsUnresolved Issues and New Challenges