About this event
As part of the "New Work in Latin American History" series, join NYU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Department of History for a presentation of the new book Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy (University of California Press, 2021) by Christy Thornton (Johns Hopkins University).
The author will be in conversation with Amy Offner (University of Pennsylvania), author of Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas (Princeton, 2019).
This is a hybrid event. In-person attendance is limited to NYU Students, Faculty, and Staff only. Seating is limited, RSVP Required. All are invited to join via Zoom. Please RSVP in order to receive the Zoom login details. Zoom links are at the bottom of the confirmation email. For any further inquires please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Book:
Revolution in Development uncovers the surprising influence of postrevolutionary Mexico on the twentieth century's most important international economic institutions. Drawing on extensive archival research in Mexico, the United States, and Great Britain, Christy Thornton meticulously traces how Mexican officials repeatedly rallied Third World leaders to campaign for representation in global organizations and redistribution through multilateral institutions. By decentering the United States and Europe in the history of global economic governance, Revolution in Development shows how Mexican economists, diplomats, and politicians fought for more than five decades to reform the rules and institutions of the global capitalist economy. In so doing, the book demonstrates, Mexican officials shaped not only their own domestic economic prospects but also the contours of the project of international development itself.
About the Author:
Christy Thornton is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins University.