This book explains some of the ways in which deteriorated socioeconomic conditions (inequality in particular) and institutional limitations (corruption, electoral exclusion, and a weak rule of law, among others) affect political stability in extremely unequal developing countries, like Mexico, where democracy is not yet fully consolidated.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2013|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera is an assistant professor of Government at University of Texas at Brownsville.
Table of ContentsIntroduction PART I: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND METHODOLOGY Political Factionalism in 'Democratic' Mexico: The Context, the Variables, and the Main Actors Explaining Political Factionalism in 'Two Mexicos': An Empirical Approach CASE STUDY 1: OAXACA Political Contention in a Southern Mexican State: Oaxaca Four Episodes of Political Factionalism in Oaxaca Explaining Political Factionalism in a Poor Southern Mexican State CASE STUDY 2: NUEVO LEÓN Politics and the Economy in Northern Mexico: Nuevo León Explaining Political Cohesion in a Rich Northern Mexican State Conclusion. Effective Rules, Economic Inclusion, and Political Stability: Lessons for Young and Unequal Democracies Epilogue: Mexico After 2006 and the Case of Nuevo León