Informal Politics: Street Vendors and the State in Mexico City
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Informal Politics: Street Vendors and the State in Mexico City

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ISBN-13:
9780804730600
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.07.1998
Seiten:
284
Autor:
John C. Cross
Gewicht:
485 g
Format:
221x145x21 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction; 1. Organizing the poor: informal economic actors and the state; 2. State integration and 'informal' social movements; 3. The Mexican State: cliques and competition; 4. The commercial role of street vending: problems and practices; 5. Street vendors and the state: co-optation, competition and resistance; 6. The legacy of Uruchurtu: repression and renewal; 7. The historical center: repression and resistance; 8. Conclusion: the political economy of informality; Bibliography; Index.
As economic crises struck the Third World in the 1970s and 1980s, large segments of the population turned to the informal economy to survive. This book looks at street vending as a political process in the largest city in the world.