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Title Mexico since 1980 / Stephen Haber, Herbert S. Klein, Noel Maurer, Kevin J. Middlebrook.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  972.083 MEXI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series World since 1980.
World since 1980.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-240) and index.
Contents 1. The Second Mexican Revolution: Economic, Political, and Social Change Since 1980 -- 2. Mexico Before 1982: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Rule -- 3. The Causes and Consequences of Free Trade -- 4. The Mexican Banking System: The Politics and Economics of Financial Underdevelopment -- 5. The Transformation of Mexican Politics -- 6. Health, Education, and Welfare in Mexico Since 1980 -- 7. Democracy and Development in Mexico: Future Challenges and the Legacies of Authoritarian Rule.
Summary "This book addresses two questions that are crucial to understanding Mexico's current economic, political, and social challenges. Why did the opening up of the economy to foreign trade and investment not result in sustained economic growth? Why has electoral democracy not produced rule of law? The answers to those questions lie in the ways in which Mexico's long history of authoritarian rule shaped its judicial, taxation, and property-rights institutions. These institutions, the authors argue, cannot be reformed with the stroke of a pen. Moreover, they represent powerful constraints on the ability of the Mexican government to fund welfare-enhancing reforms, on the ability of firms and households to write contracts, and on the ability of citizens to enforce their basic rights."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Haber, Stephen H., 1957-
Subject Authoritarianism -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Democratization -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Mexico -- History -- 1988-
Mexico -- History -- 1970-1988.
ISBN 9780521846417 (hardback)
9780521608879 (paperback)