First World Dreams: Mexico Since 1989 [NOOK Book]

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Mexicans have long dreamt of the First World, and in recent times it has landed there with a thud. Under the guise of globalization, Mexico opened its borders, reformed its political system, and transformed its economy. The impacts have been paradoxical. A vibrant civil society is marred by human rights abuses and violent rebellion. Market reforms have produced a stable economy, economic growth and great fortunes, while devastating much of the countryside and crippling domestic producers. Mexico is today one of ...
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First World Dreams: Mexico Since 1989

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Overview

Mexicans have long dreamt of the First World, and in recent times it has landed there with a thud. Under the guise of globalization, Mexico opened its borders, reformed its political system, and transformed its economy. The impacts have been paradoxical. A vibrant civil society is marred by human rights abuses and violent rebellion. Market reforms have produced a stable economy, economic growth and great fortunes, while devastating much of the countryside and crippling domestic producers. Mexico is today one of the world‘s largest exporting nations, yet has a perpetually negative trade balance. It is a country in a perpetual state of becoming; a modern industrial democracy where human rights are respected - and a violent, fragmented place where the chasms of wealth and poverty threaten to undo the dreams of modernity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848136717
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 4/4/2013
  • Series: Global History of the Present
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 329 KB

Meet the Author

Alexander Dawson is Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada.
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Table of Contents

Why 1989? * Salinastroika * 1994 * The Last Days of the PRI? * Border Crossings in the Age of Terror * A Decade of NAFTA * Democracy in Mexico

Why 1989? * Salinastroika * 1994 * The Last Days of the PRI? * Border Crossings in the Age of Terror * A Decade of NAFTA * Democracy in Mexico
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