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Mexico's Uneven Development : the Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality.

Author: Oscar J Martinez
Publisher: Hoboken, United States : Routledge, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mexico and the United States may be neighbors, but their economies offer stark contrasts. In Mexico's Uneven Development: The Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality, Oscar J. Martínez explores Mexico's history to explain why Mexico remains less developed than the United States. Weaving in stories from his own experiences growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, Martínez shows how the foundational  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Martinez, Oscar J.
Mexico's Uneven Development : The Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality.
: Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar J Martinez
ISBN: 1317555635 9781317555636
OCLC Number: 919874564
Description: 1 online resource (346) : illustrations
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""CONTENTS""; ""List of Maps""; ""List of Tables""; ""List of Figures""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Prologue""; ""Introduction""; ""Part I The Mexico�U.S. Divide""; "" 1 Divergent Pathways""; "" 2 Affluence and Poverty""; ""Part II Context: Nature and People""; "" 3 The Power of Geography""; "" 4 Landforms, Transportation, and Cities""; "" 5 Mexico�s Fabled “Riches�""; "" 6 People and the Economic Pie""; ""Part III Context: External Relations""; "" 7 So Far, So Close""; "" 8 Chasing Capital""; "" 9 Legal and Illegal Trade"" ""10 Drugs, Liquor, Tobacco, and Migrants""""Conclusion: Lessons Learned""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""

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Mexico and the United States may be neighbors, but their economies offer stark contrasts. In Mexico's Uneven Development: The Geographical and Historical Context of Inequality, Oscar J. Martínez explores Mexico's history to explain why Mexico remains less developed than the United States. Weaving in stories from his own experiences growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, Martínez shows how the foundational factors of external relations, the natural environment, the structures of production and governance, natural resources, and population dynamics have all played roles in shaping the Mexican.

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