First World Dreams Mexico since 1989

ISBN-10: 1842776614
ISBN-13: 9781842776612
Edition: 2006
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgments
Why 1989?
Salinastroika
Nineteen ninety-four
The last days of the PRI?
Border crossings in an age of terror
A decade of NAFTA
Conclusion: democracy in Mexico
Notes
Suggestions for further reading
Index

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