'Mexico in Transition is a wonderful collection that will provide readers a broad and insightful analysis of the impact of twenty years of neoliberal policies and the ways that Mexicans have responded to these changes. Grounded in the fieldwork experience of some of the most knowledgeable experts on Mexican politics and society, the book transcends the limitations of the usual edited volumes to offer valuable studies of both rural and urban Mexico from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.'
Judith Adler Hellman, author of Mexico in Crisis
'A superb collection of essays on matters of labour, the peasantry, migrants, indigenous groups, women, export industries, and debtors, that brings to light the "other side" of neoliberalism, namely the problems it creates and grass-roots efforts to redress the problems. The book focuses specifically on Mexico, and shows interconnections between structural changes there and in the USA.'
Susan Eckstein, Latin American Studies Association
'Mexico is one of the most important test cases for an understanding of the consequences and costs of two decades of neo-liberal reform. In Otero‘s excellent book Mexico in Transition, a group of leading scholars document in wide-ranging and rich empirical case studies, the profound impact of NAFTA and the deeper integration of the Mexican economy with the United States. Covering a wide terrain from institutional democratization to social movements to economic reform, Mexico in Transition stands as a compelling indictment of what passes as the glories of globalization and market integration. A must read for anyone interested in the political economy of development.'
Michael J. Watts, University of California