The Reinvention of Mexico
National Ideology in a Neoliberal Era
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
The Reinvention of Mexico explores the ideological conflict between neoliberalism and nationalism that has been at the core of economic and political development in Latin America since the mid-1980s. Grappling with a wide variety of issues generated by the dismantling of the statist economy and subsequent climate of market reforms, this timely volume shows that Mexico's transformation in the 1990s has broader implications for the study of nationalism. A welcome contribution to the literature on Latin American history, The Reinvention of Mexico offers important insight into national responses to globalization and the most appropriate vision of political economy in Latin America.
"An invaluable contribution to the area of the discursive analysis of nationalism and in particular its interplay with liberalism."
"Those who desire the definitive account of the PRI's attempt to redefine Mexico in the 1990s, would do well to read this book."
I Nationalism and Liberalism
Introduction: Salinas, 'the Unmentionable One'
1 From Nation-Building to Crisis
II Construction: State Discourses
2 New Nationalism and Social Liberalism
3 The Reform of Article 27
4 Free Trade
III Contestation: Opposition Discourses
5 The Intellectual Reassessment of National Ideology
6 Nationalism and the Left: The PRD
7 Nationalism and the Right: The PAN
Conclusion: The Fate of Mexican National Ideology