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Mexico: Political, Social and Economic Evolution provides a compelling overview of the profound changes that have taken place within Mexico over the past twenty-five years. Offering a multifaceted take on the evolution of contemporary Mexico, the text analyzes the relationship between Mexico's past and present; the connections between its economic, political and social trajectories; and the interaction between domestic and international forces. Unlike most texts on Mexican politics and history, this volume also discusses the emergence of civic organizations, social groups and protest movements; the process of Mexico-U.S. migration and its implications for contemporary Mexico; and U.S.-Mexico relations. FEATURES * Opens with a broad historical overview of Mexico and closes with a discussion of the challenges facing Mexico today * Examines different social and institutional actors --policy makers, business groups, social organizations, grassroots movements, guerrilla organizations, workers, indigenous groups, transnational corporations and migrants--how they interact with one another and how they have directly or indirectly influenced changes in Mexico * Draws material from a rich variety of sources, including extensive research in Mexico and interviews with Mexican and U.S. scholars * Incorporates diverse theoretical perspectives in its discussion of many issues (democracy and democratic transition, modernization and development, social movements, civil society and international migration)
Nora Hamilton is Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California.
Table of Contents
|List of Figures, Maps and Tables||p. xi|
|Chronology of Mexican History||p. xiv|
|Mexico in the Latin American Context||p. 2|
|Analytical Approach||p. 4|
|Setting the Stage: An Introduction to Mexico||p. 6|
|Brief Overview of Mexico's 20th Century Trajectory||p. 6|
|Identification of Major Social Actors||p. 8|
|Pre-Colombian Mexico||p. 15|
|The Colonial Period: 1521-1821||p. 17|
|Independence and the Early Republic: 1821-1910||p. 25|
|The Early Republic and the Liberal Reform: 1821-1876||p. 25|
|The Porfiriato: 1876-1910||p. 29|
|The Revolution: 1910-1940||p. 32|
|Forces in Conflict: The Trajectory of Revolution (1910-1920)||p. 32|
|The Establishment of the Post-Revolutionary Order: I. The Sonoran Dynasty (1920-1934)||p. 34|
|The Establishment of the Post-Revolutionary Order: II. The Government of Lázaro Cárdenas (1934-1940)||p. 49|
|The "Pax Priista" and the "Mexican Miracle"||p. 62|
|The 1940 Elections and the Post-Cárdenas Administrations||p. 64|
|The Mexican Political System: The Institutional Revolution||p. 67|
|Mexico's Economic Miracle||p. 71|
|Conceptualizing Development||p. 71|
|The Economic Model||p. 72|
|The "Economic Miracle" and Its Implications||p. 76|
|Flaws in the Model||p. 80|
|Resistance, Co-Optation and Repression||p. 83|
|Labor and Peasant Resistance||p. 83|
|The Student Movement of 1968||p. 87|
|From Vulnerability to Crisis||p. 93|
|The Echeverría Government: The Limits to Reformism||p. 96|
|Jose López Portillo: Oil to the Rescue?||p. 100|
|Reorienting Mexico's Economy: The Process of Economic Liberalization||p. 107|
|Changing Context/Shifting Alliances||p. 108|
|International Context||p. 108|
|Domestic Conditions||p. 109|
|Economic Stabilization and Restructuring: 1982-1994||p. 113|
|Monetary Stabilization||p. 114|
|Trade Liberalization||p. 115|
|The "Flexibilization" of Labor||p. 119|
|The Modernization of the Countryside||p. 120|
|The North American Free Trade Agreement||p. 122|
|The Impact of Economic Liberalization||p. 126|
|From Euphoria to Disillusion: The Peso Crisis||p. 133|
|From "Perfect Dictatorship" to Imperfect Democracy||p. 136|
|Conceptualizations of Democracy and Democratic Transition||p. 138|
|A Model of Democratization in Mexico||p. 144|
|The 1988 Elections and the Administration of Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1988-1994)||p. 146|
|1994 and the Administration of Ernesto Zedillo (1994-2000)||p. 152|
|Mexico's Political Trajectory: A Summary||p. 160|
|The Fox Administration (2000-2006)||p. 162|
|The Contentious Election of 2006||p. 165|
|Democratization in Mexico: Achievements and Obstacles||p. 170|
|Mobilization and Resistance: Grassroots Organizing, Social Movements and Cycles of Protest||p. 174|
|Perspectives on Social Mobilization and Protest Movements||p. 175|
|Urban Protest Movements and the Asamblea de Barrios (Neighborhood Assembly)||p. 179|
|Chiapas and the Zapatistas||p. 183|
|Debtors in Revolt: The Barzón Movement||p. 191|
|The Risks of Being an Ecologist: Community Forestry and Human Rights in Guerrero||p. 194|
|Labor Mobilization and the New Trade Unionism||p. 198|
|Grassroots Protest in Oaxaca: Local 22 and the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO)||p. 201|
|Women in Social Movements||p. 207|
|Mexicans on the Move: Migration, Settlement and Transnational Activism||p. 218|
|Introduction: Migration Stories||p. 218|
|Concepts and Issues||p. 219|
|Mexican Migration in Historical Perspective||p. 225|
|"The border crossed us."||p. 225|
|Migration during the Porfiriato and the Revolutionary Period||p. 225|
|Migration between the 1940s and the 1970s||p. 227|
|Political Activism among Mexican Americans in the United States||p. 230|
|Economic Crisis, Neoliberalism and Contemporary Migration||p. 231|
|The Mexican Presence in the United States Today||p. 233|
|Living across Borders: Mexicans as Transnational Actors||p. 234|
|Migration from a Traditional Sending Area: The Case of Zacatecas||p. 241|
|Indigenous Migration: Mixtecs and Zapotecs from Oaxaca||p. 245|
|Migration and Personal Transformation||p. 247|
|Review and Discussion: Mexican Migration and U.S.-Mexican Relations||p. 250|
|U.S.-Mexico Relations: Current Issues||p. 255|
|NAFTA and the Mexican Economy||p. 257|
|The Drug Trade||p. 263|
|Migration Policies in the United States and Mexico||p. 271|
|Mexico's Evolution: Legacies and Challenges||p. 281|
|The Evolution of Socio-Economic Actors||p. 281|
|The Growing Heterogeneity of Political Actors||p. 286|
|Changing External Relations and International Actors||p. 288|
|Unresolved Issues and New Challenges||p. 293|
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