This title was first published in 2001. This detailed empirical study illustrates the different sources of political and economic pressure that combine to produce a process of incremental? innovation in Mexican state-society relations. Invaluable to political economists who have a specific focus on Latin America, Mexican politics and public sector reform.
Kenneth Edward Mitchell, Saint Peter's College, New Jersey, USA
Contents: State-society relations in Mexico: clientelism, neoliberal state reform and the case of Conasupo; Appendix 1.0: an overview of Conasupo development (1961-1988); The policy formation period - incentives, actors and institutional constraints; Neoliberal objectives, policy responses and political constraints; The switch from general to targeted consumer subsidies - three case studies of programmes under the CMP; Administrative reform under the CMP (1990-1994); Conasupo and social welfare policy (1994-1997); Appendix 6.0: survey of employee opinions; Clientelism and neoliberalism: lessons from Conasupo; Bibliography; Index.