Redeploying the State: Corporatism, Neoliberalism, and Coalition Politics by H. AidiRedeploying the State: Corporatism, Neoliberalism, and Coalition Politics by H. Aidi

Redeploying the State: Corporatism, Neoliberalism, and Coalition Politics

byH. Aidi

Paperback | November 13, 2012

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Why has the Egyptian state, which is more repressive and authoritarian than its Mexican counterpart, been unable to overcome the opposition of a labor movement that is smaller, less organized, and more repressed than the Mexican labor movement? Through agitation or the threat of agitation, Egyptian workers have been able to hinder the reform process, while the Mexican labor movement, which is larger and better organized, was unable to resist privatization. The Egyptian state's low capacity and isolation is best understood by looking at the founding moment - or incorporation period - of each regime. The critical distinction between Mexican and Egyptian incorporation is that in Egypt, the labor movement was depoliticized and attached to the state bureaucracy, while in Mexico, workers were electorally mobilized into a political party. This difference would prove crucial during the reform process because social control in Mexico, exercised through the PRI, was more effective in coopting opponents and mobilizing urban constituencies for privatization than the control mechanisms of the Egyptian state bureaucracy.

Hishaam D. Aidi is a lecturer at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is the co-editor, with Manning Marable, of Black Routes to Islam (2009). Aidi was a Carnegie Scholar in 2008–2009 and is currently a Global Fellow at the Open Society Foundation.
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Title:Redeploying the State: Corporatism, Neoliberalism, and Coalition PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

The Politics of Privatization
State Formation, Incorporation, Political Parties 
PART I: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND 
The Founding Moment 
The Institutional Legacies of Incorporation 
PART II: MEXICO'S 'SUCCESS'
Privatization and the Populist-Distributive Alliance 
Bureaucratic Reform and State-Business Relations
PART III: EGYPT'S IMPASSE 
State-Labor Relations and Public Sector Reform
Shifting the State from Left to Right 
Privatization and Exclusion