Re-Invention and Transition of the Mexican State

  • JoséG. Vargas Hernández
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 13)


Recently, the role of the state in formulating and implementing economic policies for the achievement of societal growth and development has undergone many changes and transformations. In Mexico, the protectionist, statist and populist regime has been replaced by the so-called neoliberal state model, which has achieved some impressive results in terms of economic growth and development. It should be noted, however, that this growth rate “falls well below the 3.4 per cent GDP growth” that the World Bank considers necessary for the reduction of poverty. Unfortunately, an increase in poverty has been among the most poignant results of the implementation of neoliberal policies. Further disappointing results include growth in the unemployment rate, a decline in incomes, and a widening gap between the rich and poor, which have produced fissures in society and fuelled guerrilla warfare and crime waves.


Migration Economic Crisis Europe Income Expense 


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  • JoséG. Vargas Hernández
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  1. 1.Universidad de GuadalajaraMexico

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