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

by Andrew Selee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804771626

ISBN-13: 9780804771627

Pub. Date: 05/12/2010

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 country 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

Overview

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 country 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 Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804771627
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/12/2010
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures ix

Foreword José Woldenberg xiii

1 Mexico's Democratic Challenges Andrew Selee Jacqueline Peschard 1

Part I The Evolving Political System

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

3 The Restructuring of the Party System in the Wake of the 2006 Elections Jean-François Prud'homme 50

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

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

Part II Institutions in Transition?

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

7 Transparency Reforms: Theory and Practice Jonathan Fox Libby Haight 135

8 Reforming Civil-Military Relations during Democratization Raúl Benítez Manaut 162

9 Federalism and the Reform of Political Power Tonatiuh Guillén López 187

10 The Justice System, 2000-2007 José Ramón Cossío Díaz 203

Part III The Changing Nature of State-Society Relations

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

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

13 The Role of Civil Society Mariclaire Acosta 268

14 Churches, Believers, and Democracy Roberto Blancarte 281

15 Democratic Antipoetry Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez 296

Contributors 307

Index 313

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