POLI SCI. 6 – 2 ND MIDTERM REVIEW – 11/10/08 • How Mexico Democratized. NOT HAVE TO CHOOSE ONE OVER THE OTHER! No democracy will have famines (infrastructures – POLITICAL VOICE/GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY!!!) • Lee-People choose ec. Development over dem. Rights. • Industrialization – fosters demand, political voice, government accountability. o Creates urbanization – people moving into the city, collective action is a product of urbanization. Formation of a politically-conscious civil society. Formation of middle-class. o Privatization Reduces reliance on state. o Education, literacy PRI – Created Patronage System • Wanted to be independent of foreign control. • Closed off domestic economy. • Created tax credits and tax incentives for big business, large industrialization. • Created big inequalities (small farmers that were not getting subsidies, etc.) • As the patronage system grew, interest groups became dependent on the state. • Economic Crisis – interest rates high (us monetary policy, cut subsidies able to
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