Mexico's Democratic Challenges: Politics, Government, and Society

Mexico's Democratic Challenges: Politics, Government, and Society

by Andrew Selee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804771618

ISBN-13: 9780804771610

Pub. Date: 05/31/2010

Publisher: Stanford University Press

"Only a decade ago, Mexico saw the end of seventy years of single-party hegemonic rule and the first free and fair election in its history. How has the cauntry evolved since then, and what is the status of its democracy today. In this comprehensive new collection, usable in undergraduate instruction, a group of distinguished scholars examine recent political

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"Only a decade ago, Mexico saw the end of seventy years of single-party hegemonic rule and the first free and fair election in its history. How has the cauntry evolved since then, and what is the status of its democracy today. In this comprehensive new collection, usable in undergraduate instruction, a group of distinguished scholars examine recent political developments in Mexica." "Andrew Sclee and Jacqueline Peschard have brought together a group of academics to analyze the evolution of the political system, the changes that have occurred between the state and society, and the way in which different institutions are experiencing that transition. This is necessary not only to understand what has changed but also to think about the challenges that come from our budding democracy."---Jose Woldenberg former President of Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute, from the foreword" "This book broadens our understanding of democracy in Mexico beyond the electoral arena and identifies some of the main challenges for defending and expanding democratic rights."---Neil Harvey, New Mexico State University" "This edited collection brings the reader up to date on the numerous political and institutional reforms that have occurred since Mexico's formal transition to democracy in 2000. It offers the longest view yet on the underpinnings of this country's democratization process."---Carol Wise, University of Southern California.

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ISBN-13:
9780804771610
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2010
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Foreword Jose Woldenberg Woldenberg, Jose

1 Mexico's Democratic Challenges Jacqueline Peschard Peschard, Jacqueline 1

Part I The Evolving Political System

2 Citizens' Values and Beliefs toward Politics: Is Democracy Growing Attitudinal Roots? Alejandro Moreno Moreno, Alejandro 29

3 The Restructuring of the Party System in the Wake of the 2006 Elections Jean-Francois Prudhomme Prudhomme, Jean-Francois 50

4 Federal and Local Electoral Institutions: From a National to a Fragmented System Jacqueline Peschard Peschard, Jacqueline 68

5 The 2006 Elections: Democratization and Social Protest John M. Ackerman Ackerman, John M. 92

Part II Institutions in Transition?

6 Executive-Legislative Relations: Continuity or Change? Maria Amparo Casar Casar, Maria Amparo 117

7 Transparency Reforms: Theory and Practice Libby Haight Haight, Libby 135

8 Reforming Civil-Military Relations during Democratization Raul Benitez Manaut Manaut, Raul Benitez 162

9 Federalism and the Reform of Political Power Tonatiuh Guillen Lopez Lopez, Tonatiuh Guillen 187

10 The Justice System, 2000-2007 Jose Ramon Cossio Diaz Diaz, Jose Ramon Cossio 203

Part III The Changing Nature of State-Society Relations

11 Taming the Diaspora: Migrants and the State, 1986-2006 David R. Ayon Ayon, David R. 231

12 Struggle and Resistance: The Nation's Indians in Transition Rodolfo Stavenhagen Stavenhagen, Rodolfo 251

13 The Role of Civil Society Mariclaire Acosta Acosta, Mariclaire 268

14 Churches, Believers, and Democracy Roberto Blancarte Blancarte, Roberto 281

15 Democratic Antipoetry Jesus Silva-Herzog Marquez Marquez, Jesus Silva-Herzog 296

Contributors 307

Index 313

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