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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.
|Publisher:||Stanford University Press|
|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