Changing Structure of Mexico: Political, Social and Economic Prospects / Edition 1

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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: 9781563246425
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/14/1996
  • Series: Columbia University Seminars Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Contributors
Editor's Note
1 Introduction 3
2 Contexts of Mexican Policy 5
3 Mexico's Crisis: Looking Back to Assess the Future 15
4 Mexico's Foreign Economic Policy: From Admiration to Disappointment 43
5 The Changing Relationship between the State and the Economy in Mexico 55
6 Distortions and Resolutions in Mexico's Financial System 63
7 Popular Financial Culture in Mexico: The Case of the Tanda 77
8 Tax Reform under the Salinas Administration 83
9 The Mexican Debt Strategy 95
10 The Reshaping of Agrarian Policy in Mexico 103
11 Mexican Oil and Energy 111
12 Mexican Labor in a Context of Political and Economic Crisis 127
13 Flexible Production and Labor Policy: Paradoxes in the Restructuring of Mexican Industry 137
14 Mexican-U.S. Migration: Policies and Economic Impacts 145
15 The 1982 Debt Crisis, Chiapas, NAFTA, and Mexico's Poor 157
16 Education and the Challenges of Mexican Development 169
17 Technology Policy for a Weak Market 177
18 Understanding Mexican Philanthropy 183
19 Three Comments on Population Policies in Mexico from a Reproductive Rights Approach 193
20 Air Pollution and Its Control in Mexico 207
21 Forest Policies in Mexico 217
22 The Water Resources of Mexico: Their Utilization and Management 229
23 Environmental Nongovernmental Organizations and Environmental Policy 243
24 Nongovernmental Organizations and the Changing Structure of Mexican Politics 253
25 The Evolving Party System: PRI, PAN, and PRD 263
26 Broadening toward Democracy? 275
27 Opening to the Church 289
28 Indians and Afro-Mexicans at the End of the Century 299
29 The Political Participation of Women in Mexico Today 307
30 Women's Employment and Careers in Mexico 315
31 Legal Reform in Mexico and Its Effects on Women, 1984-94 323
32 The Health of Women in Mexico: Current Panorama and Future Prospects 333
33 One Country, Many Faces: The Regions of Mexico 351
34 Recent Changes in the Economic and Social Structure of Mexico's Regions 365
35 Mexico City: Toward Its Sustainable Development 391
Index 397
About the Editor 413
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