First World Dreams by Alexander S. Dawson
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First World Dreams
By Alexander S. Dawson

First World Dreams

Mexico Since 1989

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First World Dreams by Alexander S. Dawson

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Mexicans have long dreamt of the First World, and in recent times it has landed with a thud. Under the guise of globalization, Mexico opened its borders, reformed its political system, and transformed its economy. The impacts have been paradoxical. In First World Dreams Alexander Dawson explores the contradictions and challenges which Mexico has experienced in embracing the market so wholeheartedly. A vibrant civil society is marred by human rights abuses and violent rebellion. Market reforms have produced a stable economy, economic growth and great fortunes, while devastating much of the countryside and crippling domestic producers. Mexico is today one of the world's largest exporting nations, yet has a perpetually negative trade balance. It is in a constant state of becoming a democracy, a nation where human rights are respected, a modern industrial nation, and a more violent, fragmented place where the chasms of wealth and poverty threaten to undo the dreams of modernity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842776612
ISBN-10: 1842776614
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 138mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alexander S. Dawson

Alexander Dawson is Associate Professor of Latin American history at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, Canada. His research has focused on Indian-State relations in Mexico, and on the impact of globalization in Mexico. His publications include Indian and Nation in Revolutionary Mexico (2004).

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