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Author Camp, Roderic Ai, author

Title Mexico : what everyone needs to know / Roderic Ai Camp
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 230 pages) : map
Series What Everyone Needs to Know
What everyone needs to know
Contents Security and violence in Mexico -- Mexico's economic development -- Mexico's political development -- Relations with the United States -- Mexico's social development -- Mexico's colonial heritage -- The national period and the rise of liberal-conservative conflicts -- The Mexican revolution and a new political model for Mexico -- Mexico's democratic transition -- Mexico's democratic consolidation -- Cultural, economic, and social developments -- What lies ahead?
Summary In the fully updated second edition of Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Roderic Ai Camp will take readers through the myriad issues confronting Mexico domestically and internationally. Informed and contextualized by Camp's deep knowledge of Mexican political and cultural history, the book will address Mexican security and violence, economic and political development, its foreign relations with the United States, social development, and current cultural concerns
Today all would agree that Mexico and the United States have never been closer--that the fates of the two republics are intertwined. Mexico 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 the fully updated second edition of Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Roderic Ai Camp gives readers the most essential information about our sister republic to the south. Camp organizes chapters around major themes--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 Juárez 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. Camp 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. Brisk, clear, and informed, Mexico: What Everyone Needs To Know® offers a valuable primer for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of our neighbor to the South
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject National security -- Mexico
Economic history.
Economic policy.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico.
International relations.
National security.
Politics and government.
Mexico -- Economic conditions
Mexico -- Economic policy
Mexico -- Politics and government
Mexico -- Relations -- United States
United States -- Relations -- Mexico
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0190494182 (electronic bk.)
9780190494186 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(paperback ; alk. paper)