Urban Leviathan PB / Edition 1

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Mexico City, which incorporates a fifth of the country's population and is one of the world's largest metropolises, offers fascinating material for a case study of urban development. Davis provides such a study, focusing not so much on the city's economic and social patterns but on how policy decisions were made, why they were inadequate, and the multiple problems interest groups face in articulating their points of view. This work is particularly noteworthy in its political detail on leadership decision-making within the Federal District Department and on the complex interface among elite and mass interests, which has led to numerous unresolved problems likely to plague future Mexican local and national authorities. For academic urban studies collections.-Roderic A. Camp, Latin American Ctr., Tulane Univ., New Orleans\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566391511
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 422
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane E. Davis, Associate Professor of Sociology and Historical Studies at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research, has written numerous articles on politics and economics in Mexico.

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Laying the Foundations 1
2 The Urban Terrain of Postrevolutionary State Building, 1910-1929 20
3 Mexico City Governance and the Move Toward Corporatism, 1929-1943 63
4 Balancing Party Sectors Through Urban Administration, 1944-1958 101
5 The PRI at the Crossroads: Urban Conflict Splits the Party, 1958-1966 137
6 Rethinking Mexico City's Role in National Development, 1966-1973 174
7 From Urban to National Fiscal Crisis, 1973-1982 219
8 Urban Democratic Reform as Challenge to Corporatist Politics, 1982-1988 254
9 Recasting the Dynamics of Urban and Political Change in Mexico 295
Appendixes 325
Notes 335
Bibliography 357
Index 383
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