Politics in Mexico / Edition 2

Politics in Mexico / Edition 2

by Roderic Ai Camp, Camp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195100077

ISBN-13: 9780195100075

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Designed as an introduction to the history and mechanism of Mexican politics, this well-known text works within the larger framework of comparative politics. Combining the clarity and accessibility of the first edition, this fully updated second edition now includes the latest research in the field, examining not only the roots of Mexico's contemporary political…  See more details below

Overview

Designed as an introduction to the history and mechanism of Mexican politics, this well-known text works within the larger framework of comparative politics. Combining the clarity and accessibility of the first edition, this fully updated second edition now includes the latest research in the field, examining not only the roots of Mexico's contemporary political culture, but its structure of government and electoral process. The book begins with an introductory essay that offers a rationale for why the reader should study other cultures and compares and contrasts the various unique features of Mexico with other countries, including the United States. It then explores the specifics, looking into such issues as corruption, the role of interest groups in Mexico, American influence on political decisions, the bi-lateral relationship, and foreign policy. The book also examines the nature and recruitment of political leaders, how decisions are reached, elections and political participation, political values and their consequences, the impact of political and economic modernization since 1988, and the possibilities for Mexico's future. The new second edition includes coverage of the NAFTA agreement, the Chiapas uprising, the 1994 elections, the new Zedillo administration, and the 1995 economic crisis.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195100075
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

1Mexico in Comparative Context3
2Political-Historical Roots: The Impact of Time and Place23
3Contemporary Political Culture: What Mexicans Value55
4Political Values and Their Origins: Partisanship, Alienation, and Tolerance78
5Rising to the Top: The Recruitment of Political Leadership102
6Groups and the State: What Is the Relationship?125
7Who Governs? The Structure of Decision Making151
8Expanding Participation: The Electoral Process170
9External Politics: Relations with the United States194
10Political and Economic Modernization: A Revolution?211
Bibliographic Essay237
Index247

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >