2nd Edition

Changing Structure of Mexico Political, Social and Economic Prospects

By Laura Randall Copyright 2006
    568 Pages
    by Routledge

    512 Pages
    by Routledge

    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


    Laura Randall