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Informal politics : street vendors and the state in Mexico City

Author: John C Cross
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As economic crises struck the Third World in the 1970's and 1980's, large segments of the population turned to the informal economy to survive. Though this phenomenon has previously been analyzed from a strictly economic point of view, this book looks at street vending in the largest city in the world, Mexico City, as a political process.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John C Cross
ISBN: 0804730601 9780804730600 0804730628 9780804730624
OCLC Number: 38410840
Description: x, 272 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Organizing the poor: informal economic actors and the state --
State integration and "informal" social movements --
The Mexican state: cliques and competition --
The commercial role of street vending: problems and practices --
Street vendors and the state: co-optation, competition, and resistance --
The legacy of Uruchurtu: repression and renewal --
The historical center: repression and resistance --
Conclusion: the political economy of informality.
Other Titles: Street vendors and the state in Mexico City
Responsibility: John C. Cross.
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