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Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy

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The Story of Mexico's political rebirth, by two pulitzer prize-winning reporters

Opening Mexico is a narrative history of the citizens' movement which dismantled the kleptocratic one-party state that dominated Mexico in the twentieth century, and replaced it with a lively democracy. Told through the stories of Mexicans who helped make the transformation, the book gives new and gripping behind-the-scenes accounts of major episodes in Mexico's recent politics.

Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, led by presidents who ruled like Mesoamerican monarchs, came to be called "the perfect dictatorship." But a 1968 massacre of student protesters by government snipers ignited the desire for democratic change in a generation of Mexicans. Opening Mexico recounts the democratic revolution that unfolded over the following three decades. It portrays clean-vote crusaders, labor organizers, human rights monitors, investigative journalists, Indian guerrillas, and dissident political leaders, such as President Ernesto Zedillo-Mexico's Gorbachev. It traces the rise of Vicente Fox, who toppled the authoritarian system in a peaceful election in July 2000.

Opening Mexcio dramatizes how Mexican politics works in smoke-filled rooms, and profiles many leaders of the country's elite. It is the best book to date about the modern history of the United States' southern neighbor-and is a tale rich in implications for the spread of democracy worldwide.

Synopsis:

The story of Mexico's political rebirth, by two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters, "Opening Mexico" is a narrative history of the citizens' movement which dismantled the kleptocratic one-party state that dominated Mexico in the 20th century, and replaced it with a lively democracy.

About the Author

Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon were The New York Times Mexico bureau chiefs from 1995 to 2000. Along with two other reporters, they won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for their coverage of Mexico's narcotics underworld.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374226688
Subtitle:
The Making of a Democracy
Author:
Preston, Julia
Author:
Dillon, Samuel
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Politicians
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Reference
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20050315
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.354 in

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