Market Economics and Political Change: Comparing China and Mexico

Market Economics and Political Change: Comparing China and Mexico

by Juan D. Lindau
     
 

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These essays review current theoretical debates, explore the role of regional context, and offer case studies of legal culture and civil society in Mexico and China to demonstrate the complexity of the relationship between market and democracy and the implications for other transitional polities such as Russia and for U.S. foreign policy. Designed for classroom use

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These essays review current theoretical debates, explore the role of regional context, and offer case studies of legal culture and civil society in Mexico and China to demonstrate the complexity of the relationship between market and democracy and the implications for other transitional polities such as Russia and for U.S. foreign policy. Designed for classroom use, this volume adds a focused comparative perspective for courses on Chinese, Asian-Pacific, and Latin American politics, development, and contemporary history.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Asian Studies
This book is certainly a good starting point for comparative studies. It sheds light on such important issues as free market economies and an empowered civil society that would be in favor of an operative democratic system.
Timothy Brook
A unique undertaking and a delight. By putting Mexico and China side by side and setting the task of comparison in an entirely new context, the editors are able to tackle many of the old questions about political culture, political development, and state-society relations in entirely new and original ways.
China Review International - Maria Chan Morgan
A most lucid, systematic, and up-to-date survey of the important literature in this field. . . . This erudite volume is exemplary f what all good edited books should do but too often fail to achieve.
Emilio Zebadúa
This book comes at a time when Mexico, after a process of market reforms, is confronting a historical legacy of authoritarianism. Triggered by economic and political opening, Mexico’s civil society is demanding a deep democratic transformation of the Mexican state. This book puts forth some of the practical and theoretical contradictions and difficulties a country faces while trying to adapt to both rapid economic and political change.
China Review International
This erudite volume is exemplary of what all good edited books should do but too often fail to achieve. All the contributors focus on a common theme [and] they have a lively dialogue adressing one another's work....This important volume provides a most lucid, systematic, and up-to-date survey of the important literature in this field.
Journal Of Asian Studies
This book is certainly a good starting point for comparative studies. It sheds light on such important issues as free market economies and an empowered civil society that would be in favor of an operative democratic system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847687329
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/11/1998
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.99(d)

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