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From Globalisation to Revolution? The Porfirian Political Economy: An Essay on Issues and Interpretations*

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This essay evaluates the political economy of Mexico during the Porfirian period (1876–1911), with the aim of discussing advances in scholarship and presenting an outline of the elements for a future research agenda. To this end, the essay examines the current state of knowledge on four crucial aspects of the Mexican economy: growth and its dimensions; the state, finance and economic strategies; the construction and functioning of the internal market; and the international economic relations of Mexico during the first period of globalisation. In particular, it assesses the arguments that link features of Porfirian economic organisation with the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution in 1910.


Este ensayo evalúa la economía política de México durante el porfiriato (1876-1911) con el fin de discutir los avances en la literatura académica y presentar un bosquejo de la agenda futura de investigación. Para este fin, el ensayo examina el estado actual del conocimiento acerca de cuatro aspectos cruciales de la economía mexicana: el crecimiento y sus dimensiones; el estado, las finanzas y las estategias economicas; la construcción y el funcionamiento del mercado interno; y las relaciones económicas internacionales de México durante el primer periódo de globalización. En particular, se revìsan los argumentos que vinculan los rasgos de la organización económica porfiriana con el surgimiento de la Revolución Mexicana en 1910.


Este ensaio avalia a política econômica do México durante o período de Porfírio (1876–1911) ensejando discutir avanços no conhecimento e apresentar um esboço de elementos para uma futura agenda de pesquisa. Com este objetivo, examina o atual estado do conhecimento acerca de quatro aspectos cruciais da economia mexicana: o crescimento e suas dimensões; o estado, as estratégias financeiras e econômicas; a construção e funcionamento do mercado interno; e as relações internacionais do México durante o primeiro período da globalização. Avalia, especialmente, os argumentos que ligam aspectos da organização econômica porfiriana com a erupção da Revolução Mexicana de 1910.

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