Contemporary Mexican Politics / Edition 2

Contemporary Mexican Politics / Edition 2

by Emily Edmonds-Poli, David A. Shirk
     
 

"This comprehensive, current, and engaging text explores Mexico's political development over the course of the twentieth century and examines the most important policy issues facing Mexico in the twenty-first century. Beginning with the 1910 Revolution, the first half of the book explains the creation of Mexico's single-party system, headed by the PRI (Institutional… See more details below

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"This comprehensive, current, and engaging text explores Mexico's political development over the course of the twentieth century and examines the most important policy issues facing Mexico in the twenty-first century. Beginning with the 1910 Revolution, the first half of the book explains the creation of Mexico's single-party system, headed by the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party). It includes a thorough treatment of the "classic" PRI system's characteristics, a knowledgeable account of the PRI's demise, and an insightful examination of how the country's institutions evolved under two successive PAN (National Action Party) presidential administrations. The second half of the book analyzes the most pressing policy issues facing Mexican society, including poverty and inequality, gender and indigenous issues, rule of law, and trade relations with the United States and other countries. How these challenges are addressed will be crucial for the future of democracy in Mexico." The text is richly supplemented by numerous figures and tables that illustrate broad political and economic trends, boxes that provide in-depth treatment of a variety of subjects and concepts, and key words that identify major themes and important information. Recommended readings for each chapter point students to further research. Students and professors alike will find Contemporary Mexican Politics the most up-to-date and accessible text available on Mexico's political development and domestic and international policies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442207561
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/16/2011
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Emily Edmonds-Poli is associate professor of political science and international relations at the University of San Diego. David A. Shirk is associate professor of political science and director of the MA in International Relations program at the University of San Diego.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

Pt. I Mexican Political Development

1 Mexico's Historical Foundations

2 The Mexican Revolution and Its Legacy

3 Postrevolutionary Mexican Politics, 1940-1968

4 Mexican Democratization, 1968 to the Present

Pt. II Political Institutions, Culture, and Society

5 Government Structure and Processes

6 Political Parties and Elections in Mexico

7 Mexican Political Culture

8 Interest Representation: Workers, Women, and Indigenous People

Pt. III Key Domestic Policy Issues

9 Mexico's Political Economy

10 Poverty, Inequality, and Social Welfare Policy

II The Rule of Law in Mexico

Pt. IV Mexican Foreign Relations

12 Mexican Foreign Policy

13 U.S.-Mexico Relations

Conclusion

Index

About the Authors

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