First World Dreams: Mexico since 1989 (Global History of the Present Series
  • First World Dreams: Mexico since 1989 (Global History of the Present Series
  • First World Dreams: Mexico since 1989 (Global History of the Present Series

First World Dreams: Mexico since 1989 (Global History of the Present Series

by Alexander Dawson
     
 

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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Overview

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:
9781842776605
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
10/14/2006
Series:
Global History of the Present Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.69(d)

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

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