Toward Mexico's Democratization: Parties, Campaigns, Elections and Public Opinion

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Contributors from the US and Mexico analyze the Mexican elections of 1994 and 1997, which saw the first cracks in the 70-year monopoly of power by the Institutional Revolutionary Party. They evaluate campaign strategies, voting habits, party loyalty, the historical context, the role of gender, the resurgence of the left, and other topics. They also develop several methodological innovations for studying public opinion that can be applied elsewhere. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415921596
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/3/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Jorge I. Dominguez is the Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University. Alejandro Poire is a young scholar at Harvard University and is Visiting Professor at Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1 The Transformation of Mexico's Electoral and Party Systems, 1988-97: An Introduction 1
2 Retrospective Voting, Partisanship, and Loyalty in Presidential Elections: 1994 24
3 Gender Politics in the Mexican Democratization Process: Electing Women and Legislating Sex Crimes and Affirmative Action, 1988-97 57
4 The Resurrection of the Mexican Left in the 1997 Elections: Implications for the Party System 88
5 Campaign Awareness and Voting in the 1997 Mexican Congressional Elections 114
6 Why Cardenas Won: The 1997 Elections in Mexico City 147
7 Uncertainty and Electoral Behavior in Mexico in the 1997 Congressional Elections 174
8 Is the PRI Fading? Economic Performance, Electoral Accountability, and Voting Behavior in the 1994 and 1997 Elections 203
Index 237
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