Politics in Mexico : the path of a new democracy / Roderic Ai Camp, Claremont McKenna College, Shannan Mattiace, Alleghany College
- Camp, Roderic A.
- New York : Oxford University Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- © 2019, 2014, 2007, 2003, 2000, 1997, 1994 by Oxford University Press
- Seventh edition.
- Physical Description:
- xvii, 395 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
- Preface -- 1. Mexico in comparative context. Why compare political systems? ; Some interpretations of the Mexican system ; Mexico's significance in a comparative context ; Conclusion -- 2. Political-historical roots : the impact of time and place. The Spanish heritage ; Nineteenth-century political heritage ; The revolutionary heritage : social violence and reform ; The politics of place : interface with the United States ; Conclusion -- 3. Contemporary political culture : what Mexicans believe and their consequences for democracy. Legitimacy : support for a democratic political system ; Participation : activating the electorate ; Democracy : what does it mean for Mexicans? ; Conclusion -- 4. Political attitudes and their origins : interest, knowledge, and partisanship. Income and politics ; Education and politics ; Religion and politics ; Gender and politics ; Region and politics ; Age and politics ; Conclusion -- 5. Rising to the top : the recruitment of political leadership in a democratic Mexico. The formal rules ; Informal credentials : what is necessary to rise to the top in Mexican politics ; The rise of women ; The camarilla : political networking in Mexico ; The rise and decline of the technocrat ; Conclusion --
6. Groups and the state : an altered relationship in a democratic polity? The residue of corporatism ; Institutional voices: The military, The church, Business, Organized labor, Intellectuals and the media ; Voices of dissent: Nongovernmental organizations, Social movements, Drug trafficking organizations ; Conclusion -- 7. Mexico's political institutions : the structure of decision-making. The executive branch ; The legislative branch ; The judicial branch ; Federalism ; Conclusion -- 8. Expanding participation : the electoral process. Electoral reforms ; The democratic transition and the 1988 and 1994 presidential elections ; The establishment of electoral democracy : a stepping stone to a functional democracy? ; Functional democracy and the role of elections, 2000-2018 ; Parties : their origins and future in a democratic political context: National Action Party, Movement for National Regeneration ; Democratic Revolutionary Party, Institutional Revolutionary Party ; Conclusion -- 9. External politics : relations with the United States. National security issues ; Cultural interface ; Economic linkages ; Conclusion -- 10. Political and economic modernization : a revolution? Bases for economic modernization ; The rise of economic liberalization ; Democratization ; Mexico's electoral democracy and the future.
- "This is the best introductory text of Mexican politics for American students. The book keeps an updated account of contemporary events and places them in comparative perspective. It also explains many idiosyncratic issues of Mexican politics in a very accessible way. Politics in Mexico is not only a great textbook for students but also a very useful reference for scholars interested in Mexican politics"--Provided by publisher.
9780199843978 (paperback : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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