Three Decades of Neoliberalism in Mexico

  title={Three Decades of Neoliberalism in Mexico},
  author={Asa Cristina Laurell},
  journal={International Journal of Health Services},
  pages={246 - 264}
  • A. C. Laurell
  • Published 26 March 2015
  • Political Science, Economics
  • International Journal of Health Services
Neoliberalism has been implemented in Latin America for about three decades. This article reviews Mexico’s neoliberal trajectory to illustrate the political, economic, and social alterations that have resulted from this process. It finds that representative democracy has been perverted through fear, putting central political decisions in the hands of power groups with special interests. The border between the state of law and the state of exception is blurred. Economic structural adjustment… 

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