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dc.contributor.advisorDickerson, Mark O.
dc.contributor.authorPoulton, David W. (David William), 1958-
dc.coverage.spatial2000001729en
dc.coverage.spatial200000855en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T20:51:00Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T20:51:00Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.citationPoulton, D. W. (1984). Public policy and rural poverty in Mexico (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/20475en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315223235en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/23134
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 206-219.en
dc.description.abstractThis work deals with the relationship between the public rural policy process Mexico. It is economic and the persistence of poverty in assumed that the peasants have extraordinary interests based on the need to minimize risk. The hypothesis investigated is that any policy that does not recognize this special interest will neither be successful in gaining the co-operation of the peasants nor in bringing greater prosperity to the countryside. This hypothesis is tested by an examination of public policy in two eras of modern Mexican politics. In the period from 1940 to 1970 the Mexican government encouraged industrialization and the growth of capital-intensive agriculture. From 1970 to 1982 greater emphasis was placed on serving the lower classes more directly. In neither period, however, did the government's programmes gain the active co-operation of the peasants. In conclusion it is suggested that the centralized nature of decision-making in the Mexican public policy process may concentrate power in the hands of those who are unable to understand the problems of the rural poor and who, therefore, are unprepared to respond appropriately.
dc.format.extentix, 221 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccHC 135 P68 1987en
dc.subject.lcshMexico - Economic policy
dc.subject.lcshRural poor - Mexico
dc.titlePublic policy and rural poverty in Mexico
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/20475
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (MA)
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Science
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccHC 135 P68 1987en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleasenoen
ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 523 215772126


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.