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Mexico since 1980 (The World Since 1980) 1st Edition

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"The four authors have brought together their different disciplinary strengths and their considerable scholarly gifts to produce an interesting new take on what has by now become a familiar story about Mexico's dramatic shift from protectionism to free markets, and from authoritarianism to democracy...The argument is persuasive, well documented, and a mostly readable account of Mexico's excellent contribution to our understanding of this period in Mexican history, and, more generally, to the political economy literature." -
Kathleen Bruhn, University of California Santa Barbara, Comparative Politics Book Reviews

"This is a volume that is as brilliant as it is controversial. Its brilliance lies in the depth and quality of research, the clearness of argument, and a focused theoretical underpinning. It is an impressive example of the ability of the new institutional economics to explain recent history....It is the best analysis of modern Mexican political economy that I have seen."
Jeffrey Bortz, Appalachian State University, Journal of Economic History

"Scholars from diverse backgrounds will find Mexico since 1980 useful for its conceptual insights into how authoritarian regimes work; as an accessible account of a major economic, social, and political reform process; and as an outstanding synthesis of a puzzling period of Mexican history."
Hispanic American Historical Review, Graciela Marquez, El Colegio de Mexico

Book Description

This book addresses two questions that are crucial to understanding Mexico's current economic and political challenges. Why did the opening up of the economy to foreign trade and investment not result in sustained economic growth? Why has electoral democracy not produced rule of law? The answer to those questions lies in the ways in which Mexico's long history with authoritarian government shaped its judicial, taxation, and property rights institutions.

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Product Details

  • Series: The World Since 1980
  • Hardcover: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (August 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521846412
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521846417
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,938,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stephen Haber is the A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In addition, he is a professor of political science, professor of history, and professor of economics (by courtesy), as well as a senior fellow of both the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Center for International Development. Haber directs the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity.

Haber is currently at working in two research areas. One of these focuses on the impact of the U.S. patent system on innovation and competition among firms. The other focuses on the impact of climate and geography on the evolution of societies' fundamental economic and political institutions.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Christian L. on January 20, 2011
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After reading this book I think that I feel comfortable saying I know more about the history and politics of Mexico than the US! The book packs in a lot of political, social, and economic information and not in too many pages. Also, it's easy to read and understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan Hirsch on April 21, 2013
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A valuable and thought provoking application of modern political economy thinking to the history of a complex and important country.
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