Mexico is reinventing itself. It is moving toward a more tolerant, global, market oriented, and democratic society. This new edition of "Changing Structure of Mexico" is a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of Mexico's political, social, and economic issues. All chapters have been rewritten by noted Mexican scholars and practitioners to provide a lucid and informative introductory reader on Mexico. The book covers such topics as Mexico's foreign economic policy and NAFTA; maquiladoras; technology policy; and Asian competition; as well as domestic economics such as banking, tax reform, and oil/energy policy; the environment; population and migration policy; the changing structure of political parties; and values and changes affecting women.
List of Tables and Figures; List of Contributors; Editor's Note; Part I: Introduction and Overview; 1. Introduction: Reinventing Mexico, Laura Randall; 2. Changing Structure of Mexico: Political, Social and Economic Prospects. Ideologies and Values, Miguel Basanez; 3. Problems of Political Consolidation in Mexico, Soledad Loaeza; Part II: Current Policy Issues; 4. Mexican Foreign Policy, Pamela K. Starr; 5. Mexico's Foreign Economic Policy, Sidney Weintraub; 6. The Mexican Economy: Transformation and Challenges, Alejandro M. Werner, Rodrigo Barros, and Jose F. Ursua; 7. Regional Differences and the Economic and Social Geography of Mexico at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century, Boris Graizbord and Guillermo Aguilar; 8. NAFTA-Driven Changes in the Regional Pattern of Economic Growth in Mexico: Profile and Determinants, Rafael Tamayo-Flores; 9. Changes in Determinants of Tax Policy, Carlos Elizondo; 10. Changing Constraints of Monetary Policy: Distortions and Resolutions in Mexico's Financial System, Eugenia Correa; 11. Mexico's Public Sector Debt and Debt Management, Graciana del Castillo; 12. Changing Patterns in Mexican Science & Technology Policy (1990-2003): Still Far from Economic Development, Jordy Micheli and Ruben Oliver; Part III: Changes in Sectors; 13. The Reshaping of Agricultural Policy in Mexico, Antonio Yunez-Naude and Fernando Barceinas Paredes; 14. Mexican Oil, Gas, Electricity Generation, and Energy Consumption, Juan M. Quintanilla and Mariano E. Bauer. 15. Industrial Development and Technology Policy: The Case of the Maquiladoras, Oscar Contreras; 16. Principally Women, Fernando Reimers; Part IV: Resources and the Environment; 17. The Environment, Javier Delgado, Aron Jazcilevich, Silke Cram, Cristina Siebe, Naxhelli Ruiz, Gabriela Angeles, and Marcos Hernande; 18. Beyond Islands? Sustainable Rural Development in Mexico, David Barton Bray, Skya Rose Murphy, and Melissa Cornejo; 19. Flowing Uphill Toward Money; Groundwater Management and Ejidal Producers in Mexico's Free Trade Environment, Margaret Wilder and Scott Whiteford; 20. The Justice System: Judiciary, Military, and Human Rights, Hugo Alejandro Concha Cantu; 21. Institutionalizing Mexico's New Democracy, Joseph L. Klesner; 22. The Political Participation of Women in Contemporary Mexico: 1980-2000, Maria Luisa Tarres; 23. Religion, Church, and State in Contemporary Mexico, Roberto Blancarte; 24. Mexican Labor in a Context of Political, Social, and Economic Change: 1982-2002, Francisco Zapata; 25. Mexico-U.S. Migration: Economic Effects and Policy Impact, Pia M. Orrenius; 26. Understanding Mexican Philanthropy, Consuelo Castro; 27. The Health of Women in Mexico: Opportunities and Challenges, Ana Langer and Jennifer Catino; 28. Non-governmental Organizations and the Changing Structure of Mexican Politics: The Cases of Environmental and Human Rights Policy, Fernanda Somuano; 29. Changes and Continuities in Attention to Poverty in Mexico, Sara R. Gordon; Index; About the Editor