For the past twenty-eight years I have traveled to and periodically lived in Mexico. As an extranjero I have enjoyed the advantage of association with nearly every social strata-from descamisados in ciudades perdidas to members of the elite. These have been my maestros, and I owe them a great deal.
Table of Contents
List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- A Short Note on Research Methodology From the Outside Looking In -- 1 The Political Economy of the State in Mexico: An Overview -- 2 Theories of the Mexican State -- 3 The State and the Macroeconomy in the ''Miracle'' Years: 1940-1970 -- 4 La Docena Trtigica: 1970-1982 -- 5 The Structure of the State Sector: The Parastate Firms -- 6 President de la Madrid Hurtadds Sexenio: The Crisis and the Neoliberal Ascendancy -- References -- About the Series -- Index.
James M. Cypher is a research professor in the doctoral program in development studies, Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas.