Political Stability and Democracy in Mexico: The "Perfect Dictatorship"?

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For example, see Edward Tufte, Political Control of the Economy ( Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978), and Douglas Hibbs, The Political Economy of Industrial Democracies ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987).
Stephen White, "Economic Performance and Communist Legitimacy", World Politics 38 (3), 1986, pp. 462-82.
For example, see Gabriel Almond and G. Bingham Powell, Jr., Comparative Politics, 2d ed. ( Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1978), pp. 30-34.
Sidney Tarrow, Democracy and Disorder: Protest and Politics in Italy, 1965-75 ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989), p. 3.
This trade-off is shown in the "Phillips Curve". See Bruno Frey, Modern Political Economy ( New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1978), p. 127.
James C. Davies, Toward a Theory of Revolution, American Sociological Review 27, 1962, pp. 5-19.
Ted Robert Gurr, Why Men Rebel ( Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1970).
Mancur Olson, "Rapid Economic Growth as a Destabilizing Force", Journal of Economic History 23, 1963, pp. 529-52; Lawrence Stone, "Theories of Revolution", World Politics 18, 1966, pp. 159-76; Samuel Huntington, Political Order in Changing Societies ( New Haven: Yale University Press, 1968); and Eric Wolf, Peasant Wars in the Twentieth Century ( New York: Harper and Row, 1969). For a summary of these and other arguments about the causes of political unrest and revolution, see Thomas Greene , Comparative Revolutionary Movements, 3d ed. ( Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1990).
Wait W. Rostow, The World Economy: History and Prospect ( Austin: University of Texas Press, 1978), p. 247.
Arnold Heidenhimer et al., Comparative Public Policy, 3d ed. ( New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990), p. 133.
Rostow, World Economy, pp. 284, 346.
See Carlos Waisman, Reversal of Development in Argentina ( Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987).
Raymond Vernon, The Dilemma of Mexico's Development: The Roles of the Private and Public Sectors ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1963), pp. 42-43.
Peter Smith, Labyrinths of Power: Political Recruitment in Twentieth-Century Mexico ( Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979), p. 41.
Not everyone agrees that Mexico's location next to the United States has been an advantage. For a contrary view, see David Barkin, "Mexico's Albatross: The United States Economy", Latin American Perspectives 2 (2), 1975, and David Barkin, Distorted Development: Mexico in the World Economy ( Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1990).
Rene Villarreal, "The Policy of Import-Substituting Industrialization", in José Luis Reyna and Richard S. Weinert, eds., Authoritarianism in Mexico ( Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues, 1977), p. 73.
18. Alan Riding, Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans ( New York: Vintage Books, 1984), p. 480.
George J. Borjas and Richard B. Freeman, Immigration and the Workforce ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992), p. 3.


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