Mexico in Transition
Neoliberal Globalism, the State and Civil Society
Edited by Gerardo Otero
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Mexico in Transition by Gerardo Otero
Book DescriptionMexico in Transition provides a wide-ranging, empirical and up-to-date survey of the multiple impacts neoliberal policies have had in practice in Mexico over twenty years, and the specific impacts of the NAFTA Agreement. The volume covers a wide terrain, including the effects of globalization on peasants; the impact of neoliberalism on wages, trade unions, and specifically women workers; the emergence of new social movements El Barzon and the Zapatistas (EZLN); how the environment, especially biodiversity, has become a target for colonization by transnational corporations; the political issue of migration to the United States; and the complicated intersections of economic and political liberalization. Mexico in Transition provides rich concrete evidence of what happens to the different sectors of an economy, its people, and natural resources, as the profound change of direction that neoliberal policy represents takes hold. It also describes and explains the diverse forms of resistance and challenge that different civil-society groups of those affected are now offering to a model the downsides of which are becoming increasingly manifest.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842773598
(215mm x 135mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gerardo Otero
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A study of the challenges caused by the liberalizing of the Mexican economy at a time when multiple organizations of civil society are demanding a democratic political transition. Each chapter traces recent structural transformations within the central social relationships in Mexican society.
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Author Biography - Gerardo Otero
Gerardo Otero is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
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