Assembling for Development: The Maquila Industry in Mexico and the United States

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Routledge, Nov 26, 2010 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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First published in 1989, this book focuses upon the phenomenon of export-led industrialisation fuelled by foreign investment and technology. He concentrates on Mexico, where US companies have been taking advantage of inexpensive labour to establish "maquila" factories that assemble US parts for export. Through this detailed study of the maquila industry, Sklair charts the progress from the political imperialism of colonial days to the economic imperialism of today.

 

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Contents

1 The Maquilas in Global Perspective
1
2 The Border Context
24
3 Phases of Maquila Expansion
43
4 The Californias
77
5 Paso del Norte
98
6 The Valley
117
7 The Long March to the Interior
139
8 Labor Gender and Politics
156
9 The Maquila Strategy
193
10 The Reformation of Capitalism and the Future of the Maquilas
226
Bibliography
240
About the Author
249
Index
250
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