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First World Dreams: Mexico Since 1989
     

First World Dreams: Mexico Since 1989

by Alexander Dawson
 

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ISBN-10: 1842776614

ISBN-13: 2901842776611

Pub. Date: 10/14/2006

Publisher: Zed Books

This accessible book looks at the last twenty years of Mexico’s history. Under globalization, Mexico has opened its borders, reformed its political system, and transformed its economy. But Mexico's increasingly vibrant civil society is marred by Human Rights abuses and violent rebellion. ‘First World Dreams’ shows how market reforms have produced a stable economy,

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This accessible book looks at the last twenty years of Mexico’s history. Under globalization, Mexico has opened its borders, reformed its political system, and transformed its economy. But Mexico's increasingly vibrant civil society is marred by Human Rights abuses and violent rebellion. ‘First World Dreams’ shows how market reforms have produced a stable economy, regular economic growth, and some vast fortunes, but have devastated much of the country-side and crippled domestic producers. Today Mexico remains a nation in a perpetual state of becoming; becoming a democracy, becoming a nation that respects human rights, becoming a modern industrial power, and yet also becoming more violent, more fragmented, and becoming a place where the chasms between wealth and poverty grow ever larger.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901842776611
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
10/14/2006
Series:
Global History of the Present Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208

Table of Contents

1. Why 1989?
2. Salinastroika
3. 1994
4. The Last days of the PRI?
5. Border Crossings in an Age of Terror
6. Conclusion: Democracy in Mexico

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