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Politics in Mexico: The Democratic Consolidation

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Thoroughly grounded in Mexican history and based on extensive field research, this introduction examines the roots of Mexico's contemporary political culture and its democratic transformation. Now in its fifth edition, Politics in Mexico has been completely updated and revised to cover the 2006 presidential elections. Featuring data from four recent major research projects, the book discusses the historical background and evolution of voter behavior responsible for sweeping Mr. Fox into office in 2000 and electing his successor in 2006. It analyzes the increasingly important role of Congress, and the relationship between Mexico and the United States. This edition features new data and tables based on original survey research that strengthens existing coverage of women, religion and politics, decision-making, political participation, citizen socialization, voter behavior, federalism, and electoral politics. Engagingly written by one of the top scholars in the field, Politics in Mexico is essential reading for students of Mexican or Latin American politics, comparative politics, and Mexican history.

About the Author

Roderic Ai Camp is Philip M. McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim at Claremont McKenna College and serves on the Advisory Board of the Mexican Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in the Smithsonian Institution. His books include The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico (OUP 2010) and Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know (OUP 2011).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1 Mexico in Comparative Context.

Why Compare Political Cultures?

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.

Legitimacy: Support for the Political System

Participation: Activating the Electorate

Democracy: What Does It Mean?

Conclusion

4 Political Attitudes and Their Origins: Partisanship, Alienation, and Tolerance.

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.

The Formal Rules

The Informal Rules: What Is Necessary to Rise to the Top

The Rise of Women

The Camarilla: Group Politics in Mexico

The Rise and Decline of the Technocrat

Conclusion

6 Groups and the State: What Is the Relationship?.

The Residue of Corporatism

Institutional Voices

The Military

The Church

Business

Organized Labor

Intellectuals and the Media

Voices of Dissent

Nongovernmental Organizations

Guerrillas

Conclusion

7 Who Governs? 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 1988 and 1994 Presidential Elections

The 2000 Presidential Election, a Political Landmark

The 2003 Election and the Presidential Race of 2006

Parties: Their Origins and Future

National Action Party

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

Economic Liberalization

Democratization

Mexico's Future

Bibliographic Essay

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195313321
Subtitle:
The Democratic Consolidation
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Camp, Roderic Ai
Author:
null, Roderic Ai
Subject:
General
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics | Comparative Politics | Latin America
Subject:
Politics | Comparative Politics | Comparative Politics
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Mexico Politics and government.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Number:
5
Series Volume:
Present Knowledge, F
Publication Date:
20061013
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 maps
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.28x6.52x.67 in. .87 lbs.

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