Privatization and policies of economic liberalization were hailed by many critics as key factors which would help lead Mexico towards a process of deeper democratization at the beginning of the 1980s. This book details the single most important privitization both in financial and political terms, the privatization of TELMEX, Mexico's national telecommunications monopoly, and the realities of the so-called democratic "new unionism" movement led by the telephone workers' union.
About the Author
Judith Clifton is Lecturer in Political Communications at the Institute for Communications Studies, University of Leeds.
Table of Contents
Continuity and Rupture in the Mexican Political System
• State-Labor Relations in Mexico
• Neoliberal Economic Reform, Unions and the Anomaly of the STRM
• The Politics of Industrial Restructuring and Privatization
• Privatizing TELMEX and Crafting a"New Unionism"