Mexico's Mandarins: Crafting a Power Elite for the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

Mexico's Mandarins: Crafting a Power Elite for the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Roderic Ai Camp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520233441

ISBN-13: 9780520233447

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

This groundbreaking study marks the culmination of over twenty years of research by one of this country's most prominent Mexico scholars. Roderic Ai Camp provides a detailed, comprehensive examination of Mexico's power elite-their political power, societal influence, and the crucial yet often overlooked role mentoring plays in their rise to the top. In the course of…  See more details below

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This groundbreaking study marks the culmination of over twenty years of research by one of this country's most prominent Mexico scholars. Roderic Ai Camp provides a detailed, comprehensive examination of Mexico's power elite-their political power, societal influence, and the crucial yet often overlooked role mentoring plays in their rise to the top. In the course of this book, he traces the careers of approximately four hundred of the country's most notable politicians, military officers, clergy, intellectuals, and capitalists. Thoroughly researched and drawn from in-depth interviews with some of Mexico's most powerful players, Mexico's Mandarins provides insight into the machinations of Mexican leadership and an important glimpse into the country's future as it steps onto the global stage.

Author Biography: Roderic Ai Camp is Philip M. McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim at Claremont McKenna College and author of Politics in Mexico: The Decline of Authoritarianism (1999), Crossing Swords: Religion and Politics in Mexico (1997), and Generals in the Palacio: The Military in Modern Mexico (1992).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520233447
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
IPower Elites, Mentoring, and Networking
1Mexican Power Elites: Do They Exist?3
2Mentoring Mexico's Power Elite18
3Networking within Power Elite Circles35
4Networking across Power Elite Circles62
IIHow Power Elites are Formed
5Origins of Socialization: Sources among the Power Elite97
6Socialization through Education the Mexican Way122
7Globalizing Mexico's Power Elite: The Role of Education Abroad152
8Socializing Mexico's Power Elite: Educational Experiences Abroad167
IIIPower Elites, Networking, and Decision Making
9Decision Making, Networking, and Organizations211
10Power Elite Prototypes in the Twentieth Century: The Old and the New229
11Power Elites in the Twenty-First Century: Consequences of New Leadership255
Bibliographic Essay281
Index291

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