Big Business, The State, and Free Trade: Constructing Coalitions in Mexico

Big Business, The State, and Free Trade: Constructing Coalitions in Mexico

by Strom C. Thacker
     
 

Existing theories of economic liberalization fail to account for Mexico's experiences. Why has the Mexican government risked alienating its primary constituencies by pursuing trade opening and joining NAFTA? Big Business, the State, aid Free Trade argues that Mexico's trade reforms are the product of the formation of political coalitions between business andSee more details below

Overview

Existing theories of economic liberalization fail to account for Mexico's experiences. Why has the Mexican government risked alienating its primary constituencies by pursuing trade opening and joining NAFTA? Big Business, the State, aid Free Trade argues that Mexico's trade reforms are the product of the formation of political coalitions between business and the state in different international contexts. It covers the NAFTA negotiations in detail, with a special case study on the automotive industry. As Mexico democratizes, businessgovernment coalitions will become increasingly important.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521032131
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: International Context, Domestic Interests, and Mexican Trade Reform1
2Coalition Politics and Free Trade12
3Structural Power Relations Between Business and the Mexican State47
4Trade Policy Coalitions in the 1980s77
5Assembling Teams and Building Bridges125
6Business Participation in the NAFTA Negotiations162
7Conclusion: Mexico in Comparative Perspective185
Appendix210
References218
Index235

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