The Poverty of Revolution: The State and the Urban Poor in Mexico by Susan Eva Eckstein

The Poverty of Revolution: The State and the Urban Poor in Mexico

bySusan Eva Eckstein

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The plight of the urban poor in Mexico has changed little since World War II, despite the country's impressive rate of economic growth. Susan Eckstein considers how market forces and state policies that were ostensibly designed to help the poor have served to maintain their poverty. She draws on intensive research in a center city slum, a squatter settlement, and a low-cost housing development.

Originally published in 1977.

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Title:The Poverty of Revolution: The State and the Urban Poor in MexicoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:382 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2014Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:069160410X

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Table of Contents

  • FrontMatter,pg. i
  • CONTENTS,pg. vii
  • LIST OF TABLES,pg. xii
  • CHAPTER ONE. The State and Society: Inequality in Postrevolutionary Mexico,pg. 13
  • CHAPTER TWO. The Rise and Demise of Autonomous Communities,pg. 40
  • CHAPTER THREE. The Irony of Organization,pg. 78
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Políticos and Priests: Oligarchy and Interorganizational Relations,pg. 108
  • CHAPTER FIVE. The Politics of Conformity,pg. 125
  • CHAPTER SIX. The Political Economy of the Local Communities,pg. 141
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Occupational Choice and Occupational Fate,pg. 165
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. The Poverty of Revolution: Mexican Urban Poor in Cross-National Perspective,pg. 208
  • EPILOGUE. Fiscal, Physical, and Political Crisis,pg. 221
  • APPENDIX A. Methods and Ethics,pg. 279
  • APPENDIX Β. Questionnaire Administered to Sample of Residents,pg. 305
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY,pg. 325
  • INDEX,pg. 349

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"Any doubts left about how the PRI and the government co-opt and disarm popular discontent will be dispelled by this material. . . . a work of mature scholarship and a valuable contribution to the growing literature on Third World urbanization and development."--Alejandro Portes, Contemporary Sociology