Mexico: Economic Change without Democracy
The article analyses the way in which ceaseless capitalist modernization established the bases for building the legitimacy of bourgeois domination in Mexico during the twentieth century. It explains how the strategy of accelerated modernization ultimately required a controlled reform of the state, directed from above, which was carried out to prevent the catastrophic collapse of the old regime, not to deepen democratization. Today, capitalist modernization is again developing in a direction that fails to generate the necessary foundations of a democratic or republican regime.
capitalist development, Mexican economy, Mexican Revolution, democracy, political reform, modernization
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 40, No. 4 (2013): 52-67