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Mexico : what everyone needs to know, Roderic Ai Camp

Label
Mexico : what everyone needs to know
Title
Mexico
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
Roderic Ai Camp
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today all would agree that Mexico and the United States have never been closer, that the fates of the two republics are inextricably intertwined. It has become an intimate part of life in almost every community in the United States, through immigration, imported produce, business ties, or illegal drugs. It is less a neighbor than a sibling; no matter what our differences, it is intricately a part of our existence. In this contribution to Oxford's acclaimed series, What Everyone Needs to Know, the author gives readers the most essential information about our sister republic to the south. He organizes chapters around major themes such as security and violence, economic development, foreign relations, the colonial heritage, and more. He asks questions that take us beyond the headlines: Why does Mexico have so much drug violence? What was the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement? How democratic is Mexico? Who were Benito Juarez and Pancho Villa? What is the PRI (the Institutional Revolutionary Party)? The answers are sometimes surprising. Despite ratification of NAFTA, for example, Mexico has fallen behind Brazil and Chile in economic growth and rates of poverty. He explains that lack of labor flexibility, along with low levels of transparency and high levels of corruption, make Mexico less competitive than some other Latin American countries. The drug trade, of course, enhances corruption and feeds on poverty; approximately 450,000 Mexicans now work in this sector. But he also reveals that President Calderon's recent assault on narcotics smugglers, and the violence resulting from it, may have actually lessened the government's control of parts of the country and national institutions
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Camp, Roderic A
Dewey number
972
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JL1281
LC item number
.C339 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • National security
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • International relations
  • National security
  • Politics and government
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Economic policy
  • National security
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • National security
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • National security
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Mexico
Label
Mexico : what everyone needs to know, Roderic Ai Camp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Major issues facing Mexico today. Security and violence in Mexico ; Mexico's economic development ; Mexico's political development ; Foreign relations with the United States ; Mexico's social development -- Historical legacies. Mexico's colonial heritage ; The National Period and the rise of liberal-conservative conflicts ; The Mexican Revolution and a new political model for Mexico. The Mexican Revolution ; The evolution of modern political structures after 1920 ; The decline of the PRI and the Mexican model ; Mexico's democratic transition -- Mexico's present and future. Mexico's democratic consolidation ; Further consolidation ; Cultural, economic, and social developments ; What lies ahead -- Chronology of Mexican presidents, 1964-2012
Control code
ocn697612930
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 196 p.
Isbn
9780199773879
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011001655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199773879
  • (OCoLC)697612930
Label
Mexico : what everyone needs to know, Roderic Ai Camp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Major issues facing Mexico today. Security and violence in Mexico ; Mexico's economic development ; Mexico's political development ; Foreign relations with the United States ; Mexico's social development -- Historical legacies. Mexico's colonial heritage ; The National Period and the rise of liberal-conservative conflicts ; The Mexican Revolution and a new political model for Mexico. The Mexican Revolution ; The evolution of modern political structures after 1920 ; The decline of the PRI and the Mexican model ; Mexico's democratic transition -- Mexico's present and future. Mexico's democratic consolidation ; Further consolidation ; Cultural, economic, and social developments ; What lies ahead -- Chronology of Mexican presidents, 1964-2012
Control code
ocn697612930
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 196 p.
Isbn
9780199773879
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011001655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199773879
  • (OCoLC)697612930

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