Changing Structure of Mexico: Political, Social, and Economic Prospects, Second Edition

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Mexican government officials and economists and US scholars offer 35 articles written between December 1994 and June 1995. After overviews, they cover Mexico's economic structures and policies, quality of life and environment, politics and social structures, and regional structures. Among the specific topics are tax reform under the Salinas administration, the utilization and management of water resources, Indians and Afro-Mexicans, and approaches to sustainable development in Mexico City. Some of the articles appeared in Challenge magazine and contain no bibliographic references. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765614049
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Columbia University Seminar Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 547
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Reinventing Mexico 3
2 Ideologies and values 19
3 Problems of political consolidation in Mexico 32
4 Mexican foreign policy 49
5 Mexico's foreign economic policy 58
6 The Mexican economy : transformation and challenges 67
7 Regional differences and the economic and social geography of Mexico at the beginning of the twenty-first century 91
8 NAFTA-driven changes in the regional pattern of economic growth in Mexico : profile and determinants 119
9 Changes in determinants of tax policy 140
10 Changing constraints of monetary policy : distortions and resolutions in Mexico's financial system 159
11 Mexico's public sector debt and debt management 176
12 Changing patterns in Mexican science and technology policy (1990-2003) : still far from economic development 197
13 The reshaping of agricultural policy in Mexico 213
14 Mexican oil, gas, electricity generation, and energy consumption 236
15 Industrial development and technology policy : the case of the Maquiladoras 267
16 Principally women : gender in the politics of Mexican education 278
17 The environment : or how social issues affect the commitment of environmental tasks 297
18 Beyond islands? : sustainable rural development in Mexico 330
19 Flowing uphill toward money : groundwater management and ejidal producers in Mexico's free trade environment 341
20 The justice system : judiciary, military, and human rights 361
21 Institutionalizing Mexico's new democracy 384
22 The political participation of women in contemporary Mexico, 1980-2000 406
23 Religion, church, and state in contemporary Mexico 424
24 Mexican labor in a context of political, social, and economic change, 1982-2002 438
25 Mexico-U.S. migration : economic effects and policy impact 454
26 Understanding Mexican philanthropy 464
27 The health of women in Mexico : opportunities and challenges 475
28 Nongovernmental organizations and the changing structure of Mexican politics : the cases of environmental and human rights policy 489
29 Change and continuity in attention to poverty in Mexico 501
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