Contemporary Mexican Politics

Author: Emily Edmonds-Poli,David A. Shirk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442220279

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

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Now in a thoroughly updated edition, this comprehensive and engaging text explores contemporary Mexico’s political development and examines the most important policy issues facing Mexico in the twenty-first century.
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Contemporary Mexican Politics

Author: Emily Edmonds-Poli,David A. Shirk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442207566

Category: Political Science

Page: 379

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Now in a thoroughly updated edition, this comprehensive and engaging text explores contemporary Mexico's political development and examines the most important policy issues facing Mexico in the twenty-first century. The first half of the book begins with a broad historical overview leading to the 1910 Revolution, the emergence of the modern Mexican political system, and the transition from single party rule to democracy. The second half of the book analyzes key challenges, including economic development, poverty and inequality, civil society, crime and violence, and relations with the United States. The text is richly supplemented by new figures and tables that illustrate broad political, social, and economic trends, boxes and provide in-depth treatment of a variety of subjects and concepts. Readers will find this widely praised work remains the most current and accessible text available on Mexico's politics and policy.
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Contemporary Mexican Politics

Author: Emily Edmonds-Poli,David A. Shirk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442207582

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 4780

Now in a thoroughly updated edition, this comprehensive and engaging text explores contemporary Mexico's political development and examines the most important policy issues facing Mexico in the twenty-first century. The first half of the book begins with a broad historical overview leading to the 1910 Revolution, the emergence of the modern Mexican political system, and the transition from single party rule to democracy. The second half of the book analyzes key challenges, including economic development, poverty and inequality, civil society, crime and violence, and relations with the United States. The text is richly supplemented by new figures and tables that illustrate broad political, social, and economic trends, boxes and provide in-depth treatment of a variety of subjects and concepts. Readers will find this widely praised work remains the most current and accessible text available on Mexico's politics and policy.
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Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics

Author: Victoria E. Rodríguez

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292774567

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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Since the mid-1980s, a dramatic opening in Mexico's political and electoral processes, combined with the growth of a new civic culture, has created unprecedented opportunities for women and other previously repressed or ignored groups to participate in the political life of the nation. In this book, Victoria Rodríguez offers the first comprehensive analysis of how Mexican women have taken advantage of new opportunities to participate in the political process through elected and appointed office, nongovernmental organizations, and grassroots activism. Drawing on scores of interviews with politically active women conducted since 1994, Rodríguez looks at Mexican women's political participation from a variety of angles. She analyzes the factors that have increased women's political activity: from the women's movement, to the economic crises of the 1980s and 1990s, to increasing democratization, to the victory of Vicente Fox in the 2000 presidential election. She maps out the pathways that women have used to gain access to public life and also the roadblocks that continue to limit women's participation in politics, especially at higher levels of government. And she offers hopeful, yet realistic predictions for women's future participation in the political life of Mexico.
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The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

Author: Roderic Ai Camp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195377389

Category: Political Science

Page: 824

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A comprehensive view of the remarkable transformation of Mexico's political system to a democratic model. The contributors to this volume assess the most influential institutions, actors, policies and issues in the country's current evolution toward democratic consolidation.
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Corruption & Politics in Contemporary Mexico

Author: Stephen D. Morris

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817305253

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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This book addresses the causes, effects, and dynamics of political corruption in Mexico. Systematic analysis of corruption is critical to a better understanding of the politics of Mexico, and despite the many conceptual and methodological obstacles, the importance of the subject matter demands treatment. Morris's work should therefore be seen not as definitive, but as an initial step in understanding a central dimension of Mexican politics. Corruption, as a topic of research, invites certain misunderstandings, as it is a broad concept conveying a variety of moral connotations. This inquiry into political corruption is not intended to depict the Mexican people or society as any less or more moral than others. The study draws on extensive content analysis of news reports from the Mexican press, a public opinion poll conducted in 1986, and personal interviews. The objective is not to expose scandals and wrongdoing by Mexican officials, name names, or point fingers; it is an academic endeavor. The author discusses scandals and gives examples of corruption for illustrative purposes, but his analysis is more theoretical than anecdotal. He questions whether in fact corruption has enhanced or diminished the stability of the Mexican government, and examines the reasons for the failure of many anti-corruption efforts.
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Drug War Mexico

Politics, Neoliberalism and Violence in the New Narcoeconomy

Author: Peter Watt,Roberto Zepeda

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 184813889X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Mexico is a country in crisis. Capitalizing on weakened public institutions, widespread unemployment, a state of lawlessness and the strengthening of links between Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, narcotrafficking in the country has flourished during the post-1982 neoliberal era. In fact, it has become one of Mexico's biggest source of revenue, as well as its most violent, with over 12,000 drug-related executions in 2011 alone. In response, Mexican president Felipe Calderón, armed with millions of dollars in US military aid, has launched a crackdown, ostensibly to combat organised crime. Despite this, human rights violations have increased, as has the murder rate, making Ciudad Juárez on the northern border the most dangerous city on the planet. Meanwhile, the supply of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine has continued to grow. In this insightful and controversial book, Watt and Zepeda throw new light on the situation, contending that the 'war on drugs' in Mexico is in fact the pretext for a US-backed strategy to bolster unpopular neoliberal policies, a weak yet authoritarian government and a radically unfair status quo.
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Poverty of Democracy

The Institutional Roots of Political Participation in Mexico

Author: Claudio A. Holzner

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822973804

Category: History

Page: 304

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Political participation rates have declined steadily in Mexico since the 1990s. The decline has been most severe among the poor, producing a stratified pattern that more and more mirrors Mexico’s severe socioeconomic inequalities. Poverty of Democracy examines the political marginalization of Mexico’s poor despite their key role in the struggle for democracy. Claudio A. Holzner uses case study evidence drawn from eight years of fieldwork in Oaxaca, and from national surveys to show how the institutionalization of a free-market democracy created a political system that discourages the political participation of Mexico’s poor by limiting their access to politicians at the local and national level. Though clean elections bolster political activity, Holzner shows that at the local level, and particularly in Mexico’s poorest regions, deeply rooted enclaves of authoritarianism and clientelism still constrict people’s political opportunities. To explain this phenomenon, Holzner develops an institutional theory in which party systems, state-society linkages, and public policies are the key determinants of citizen political activity. These institutions shape patterns of political participation by conferring and distributing resources, motivating or discouraging an interest in politics, and by affecting the incentives citizens from different income groups have for targeting the state with political activity. Holzner’s study sheds light on a disturbing trend in Latin America (and globally), in which neoliberal systems exacerbate political and economic disparities and create institutions that translate economic inequalities into political ones.
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Modern Mexican Culture

Critical Foundations

Author: Stuart A. Day

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816537534

Category: History

Page: 320

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Diego Rivera’s mural Sueño de una tarde dominical en la Alameda Central is a fascinating critique of high society and wealthy elites. It also offers a multitude of other stories that intersect in a web of historical memory. The massive mural, the histories it depicts, and even its physical journey after a devastating earthquake, hold answers to many of the questions readers might ask about Mexico. It also demonstrates how cultural artifacts explain the world around us and expose intersections and entanglements of specific power dynamics. Modern Mexican Culture offers an enriching and deep investigation of key ideas and events in Mexico through an examination of art and history. Experts in Mexican cultural and literary studies cover the 1968 Tlatelolco student massacre, the figure of the charro (cowboy), the construct of the postrevolutionary teacher, the class-correlated construct of gente decente, a borderlands response to the rhetoric of dominance, and the “democratic transition” in late twentieth-century Mexico. Each essay is a rich reading experience, providing teachers and students alike with a deep and well-contextualized sense of Mexican life, culture, and politics. Each chapter provides a historical grounding of its topic, followed by a multifaceted analysis through various artistic representations that provide a more complex view of Mexico. Chapters are accompanied by lists of readily available murals, political cartoons, plays, pamphlets, posters, films, poems, novels, and other cultural products. Modern Mexican Culture demonstrates the power of art and artists to question, explain, and influence the world around us. Contributors: Rafael Acosta Morales Jacqueline E. Bixler Marta Caminero-Santangelo Debra A. Castillo Christopher Conway David S. Dalton Stuart A. Day Emily Hind Robert McKee Irwin Ryan Long Dana A. Meredith Magalí Rabasa Luis Alberto Rodríguez Cortés Fernando Fabio Sánchez Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado Analisa Taylor Oswaldo Zavala
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An Eternal Struggle

How the National Action Party Transformed Mexican Politics

Author: Michael J. Ard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275978310

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Examines Mexico's long transition to democracy and the role played by the National Action Party.
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Mexico

Political, Social, and Economic Evolution

Author: Nora Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199744039

Category: Political Science

Page: 359

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Mexico: Political, Social and Economic Evolution provides a compelling overview of the profound changes that have taken place within Mexico over the past twenty-five years. Offering a multifaceted take on the evolution of contemporary Mexico, the text analyzes the relationship between Mexico's past and present; the connections between its economic, political and social trajectories; and the interaction between domestic and international forces. Unlike most texts on Mexican politics and history, this volume also discusses the emergence of civic organizations, social groups and protest movements; the process of Mexico-U.S. migration and its implications for contemporary Mexico; and U.S.-Mexico relations. FEATURES * Opens with a broad historical overview of Mexico and closes with a discussion of the challenges facing Mexico today * Examines different social and institutional actors--policy makers, business groups, social organizations, grassroots movements, guerrilla organizations, workers, indigenous groups, transnational corporations and migrants--how they interact with one another and how they have directly or indirectly influenced changes in Mexico * Draws material from a rich variety of sources, including extensive research in Mexico and interviews with Mexican and U.S. scholars * Incorporates diverse theoretical perspectives in its discussion of many issues (democracy and democratic transition, modernization and development, social movements, civil society and international migration)
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Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry

Passion and Politics in Red, White, Blue, and Green

Author: Jeffrey W. Kassing,Lindsey J. Meân

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319558315

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 293

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This edited volume considers the U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry, which occurs against a complex geo-political, social, and economic backdrop. Multidisciplinary contributions explore how a long and complicated history between these countries has produced a unique rivalry—one in which loyalties split friends and family; fan turnout in many regions of the U.S. favors Mexico; and games are imbued with both national pride and politics. The themes of nationhood, geography, citizenship, acculturation, identity, globalization, narrative and mythology reverberate throughout this book, especially with regard to how they shape place, identity, and culture.
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Cultural Politics in Revolution

Teachers, Peasants, and Schools in Mexico, 1930-1940

Author: Mary K. Vaughan

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816516766

Category: History

Page: 262

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"Innovative study of the cultural legacy of the Mexican Revolution, using the story of rural schools. Focuses on Puebla and Sonora and the attempt by the central government to implement socialist education and to advance its nationalist agenda. Stresses the importance of negotiation among national and local leaders, teachers and peasants"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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¡Viva la Historieta!

Mexican Comics, NAFTA, and the Politics of Globalization

Author: Bruce Campbell

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604731255

Category: History

Page: 234

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The focus of the book is on graphic narratives produced by and for Mexicans in the period following the 1994 implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Covers a range of contemporary Mexican comics, including works of propaganda, romance and adventure, graphic novels, a corporate "brand" series, didactic single-issue books, and a superhero parody series. Offers an examination of the ways in which specific comics or comic book series represent Mexico's national identity, the U.S.'s influence, and globalization's effects on technology and economics since the passage of NAFTA.
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Mexico

Biogaphy of Power

Author: Enrique Krauze

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062285262

Category: History

Page: 896

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The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of caudillos from the insurgent priests in 1810 to Porfirio and the Revolution in 1910. The Revolutionary era, ending in 1940, was dominated by the lives of seven presidents -- Madero, Zapata, Villa, Carranza, Obregon, Calles and Cardenas. Since 1940, the dominant power of the presidency has continued through years of boom and bust and crisis. A major question for the modern state, with today's president Zedillo, is whether that power can be decentralized, to end the cycles of history as biographies of power.
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Two Nations Indivisible

Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead

Author: Shannon Kathleen O'Neil

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199898332

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

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Examines the political, economic, and social transformation Mexico has undergone in recent decades, and argues that the United States' antagonistic policy toward the nation is doing more harm than good.
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Revolution and State in Modern Mexico

The Political Economy of Uneven Development

Author: Adam David Morton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742554899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

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This groundbreaking study develops a new approach to understanding the formation of the post-revolutionary state in Mexico. Adam Morton links the rise and demise of the modern Mexican state to ongoing forms of class struggle that have shaped and restructured state and civil society. He thus sheds valuable interdisciplinary light on debates on state formation by recovering radical tools of analysis, such as uneven development and class struggle, for the wider study of past and present politics in Mexico and, more broadly, Latin America.
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Mexico

Democracy Interrupted

Author: Jo Tuckman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300160321

Category: HISTORY

Page: 329

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In 2000, Mexico's long invincible Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost the presidential election to Vicente Fox of the National Action Party (PAN). The ensuing changeover--after 71 years of PRI dominance--was hailed as the beginning of a new era of hope for Mexico. Yet the promises of the PAN victory were not consolidated. In this vivid account of Mexico's recent history, a journalist with extensive reporting experience investigates the nation's young democracy, its shortcomings and achievements, and why the PRI is favored to retake the presidency in 2012. Jo Tuckman reports on the murky, terrifying world of Mexico's drug wars, the counterproductive government strategy, and the impact of U.S. policies. She describes the reluctance and inability of politicians to seriously tackle rampant corruption, environmental degradation, pervasive poverty, and acute inequality. To make matters worse, the influence of non-elected interest groups has grown and public trust in almost all institutions--including the Catholic church--is fading. The pressure valve once presented by emigration is also closing. Even so, there are positive signs: the critical media cannot be easily controlled, and small but determined citizen groups notch up significant, if partial, victories for accountability. While Mexico faces complex challenges that can often seem insurmountable, Tuckman concludes, the unflagging vitality and imagination of many in Mexico inspire hope for a better future.
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