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Mexico Since 1980

Author: Stephen Haber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521846412
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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. These institutions, the authors argue, cannot be reformed with the stroke of a pen. Moreover, they represent powerful constraints on the ability of the Mexican government to fund welfare-enhancing reforms, on the ability of firms and households to write contracts, and on the ability of citizens to enforce their basic rights.

South Korea Since 1980

Author: Uk Heo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521761166
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This book examines the changes in politics, economics, society, and foreign policy in South Korea since 1980. Starting with a brief description of its history leading up to 1980, this book deals with South Korea's transition to democracy, the stunning economic development achieved since the 1960s, the 1997 financial crisis, and the economic reforms that followed and concludes with the North Korean nuclear crisis and foreign relations with regional powers. The theoretical framework of this book addresses how democratization affected all of these dimensions of South Korea. For instance, democratization allowed for the more frequent alternation of political elites from conservative to liberal and back to conservative. These elites initiated different policies for dealing with North Korea and held different views on South Korea's role in its alliance with the United States. Consequently, ideological divides in South Korean politics became more stark and the political process more combative.

The United States Since 1980

Author: Dean Baker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139462501
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This book, first published in 2007, describes the sharp right turn the United States has taken following the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. The treatment details how the policies pursued by the Reagan administration were a break from both the policies pursued by prior administrations and those pursued in other wealthy countries. The Reagan administration policies had the effect of redistributing both before- and after-tax income upward, creating a situation in which the bulk of the economic gains over the last quarter century were directed to a small segment of the population. The analysis explains how both political parties have come largely to accept the main tenets of Reaganism, putting the United States on a path that is at odds with most of the rest of the world and is not sustainable.

India Since 1980

Author: Sumit Ganguly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139498665
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This book considers the remarkable transformations that have taken place in India since 1980, a period that began with the assassination of the formidable Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Her death, and that of her son Rajiv seven years later, marked the end of the Nehru-Gandhi era. Although the country remains one of the few democracies in the developing world, many of the policies instigated by these earlier regimes have been swept away to make room for dramatic alterations in the political, economic and social landscape. Sumit Ganguly and Rahul Mukherji, two leading political scientists of South Asia, chart these developments with particular reference to social and political mobilization, the rise of the BJP and its challenge to Nehruvian secularism and the changes to foreign policy that, in combination with its meteoric economic development, have ensured India a significant place on the world stage.

Ambivalence Modernity Power

Author: Nuala Finnegan
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039105076
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By incorporating a variety of critical approaches within a feminist framework, the author here argues that Mexican women writers participate in a crucial project of unsettling dominant discourses as they strive for new ways of capturing the ambivalent position of the Mexican women in their texts.

Mexico A Comprehensive Development Agenda For The New Era

Author: Marcelo Giugale
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821349144
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Annotation This comprehensive look at Mexico's development and suggested agenda for its future course is the result of years of experience of Bank staff in Mexico, augmented by what they have learned elsewhere in the world. Organized around five main themes: Fiscal Sustainability, Growth and Competitiveness, Poverty and Inequality, a Sustainable Future, and Good Government.

World Population

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census
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Recent demographic estimates for countries and regions of the world.

Predictions From 1980 To 1990

Author: Alfred Schmielewski
Publisher: Greg Henry Waters Group
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FEBRUARY 12, 1981 RONALD REAGAN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE SOVIETS After enjoying sadistically four years in which the Soviet influence increased in the Panama Canal, the Strait of Hormoudzd, the Schatt el Arab, the oil fields of Iran and almost the Republic of South Africa, one ghastly winter day, all out of the blue, they were hit deep below the belt by the most awful thing that has recently happened to the Kremlin: The election of Ronald Reagan. To the Soviets, Ronald Reagan is their threat in the White House, a mean old man who has already called their bluff.

States Gains Labor S Losses

Author: Dorothy J. Solinger
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801447778
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In this comparative work, Dorothy J. Solinger examines the effects of global markets on the domestic politics of major states, emphasizing the tensions and compromises between the working class and their political leaders in the face globalization.