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Mexico in Transition

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 288 Nombre de pages
Gerardo Otero, a Mexican, teaches sociology and Latin American studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. The contrib... Lire la suite
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Gerardo Otero, a Mexican, teaches sociology and Latin American studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. The contributors are academics based in Canada, Mexico, the UK and the US. The series edited by Professor Gordon Laxer, University of Alberta , on neo-liberal globalism and its challengers.

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This book is a rich source of evidence of what happens to the different sectors of an economy, its people, and natural resources, as neoliberal policies take hold. It covers 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. It examines the specific impacts of the NAFTA Agreement. It also describes the diverse forms of resistance and challenge offered by civil society.

A survey of the impacts of neo-liberal policies on Mexico over the last 20 years


1. Mexico's double movement: Neoliberal globalism, the State, and civil society - Gerardo Otero; 2. Rebellious Cornfields: Toward food and labour self-sufficiency - Armando Bartra; 3. Fruits of injustice: Women in the post-NAFTA food system - Deborah Barndt; 4. Conservation or privatization? Biodiversity, the global market, and the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor - Laura Carlsen; 5. State corporatism and peasant organizations: Toward new institutional arrangements - Horacio Mackinlay and Gerardo Otero; 6. Institutional democratization: Changing political practices and the sugarcane growers unions of the PRI - Peter Singelmann; 7. Manufacturing neoliberalism: Industrial relations, trade union corporatism and politics - Enrique de la Garza Toledo; 8. Who reaps the productivity growth in Mexico? Convergence or polarization in manufacturing real wages (1988-1999) - Enrique Dussel Peters; 9. Labour and migration policies under Vicente Fox: Subordination to U.S. economic and geopolitical interests - Raul Delgado Wise; 10. Community, economy and social change in Oaxaca, Mexico: Rural life and cooperative logic in the global economy - Jeffrey H. Cohen; 11. Survival strategies in neoliberal markets: Peasant organizations and organic coffee in Chiapas - Maria Elena Martinez-Torres; 12. The binational integration of the U.S.-Mexican avocado industries: Examining responses to economic globalism - Lois Stanford; 13. Convergence: Social movements in Mexico in the era of neoliberal globalism - Humberto Gonzalez; 14. Contesting neoliberal globalism from below: The EZLN, Indian rights, and citizenship - Gerardo Otero

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Titre: Mexico in Transition
Sous-titre: Neoliberal Globalism, the State and Civil Society
Code EAN: 9781842773598
ISBN: 978-1-84277-359-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Zed Books Ltd
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 288
Poids: 354g
Taille: H215mm x B135mm
Année: 2004