Assembling for Development: The Maquila Industry in Mexico and the United States, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Assembling for Development

The Maquila Industry in Mexico and the United States, 1st Edition

By Leslie Sklair


256 pages

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First published in 1989, this book focuses upon the phenomenon of export-led industrialisation fuelled by foreign investment and technology. He concentrates on Mexico, where US companies have been taking advantage of inexpensive labour to establish "maquila" factories that assemble US parts for export. Through this detailed study of the maquila industry, Sklair charts the progress from the political imperialism of colonial days to the economic imperialism of today.

Table of Contents

1. The Maquillas in Global Perspective 2. The Border Context 3. Phases of Maquilla Expansion 4. The Californias 5. Paso del Norte 6. The Valley 7. The Long March to the Interior 8. Labor, Gender, and Politics 9. The Maquilla Strategy 10. The Reformation of Capitalism and the Future of the Maquilas

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Routledge Library Editions: Development

Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General