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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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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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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Political Reformism in Mexico

An Overview of Contemporary Mexican Politics

Author: Stephen D. Morris

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781555875725

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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"Morris, whose earlier study on corruption provided valuable insights into Mexican political culture, provides a useful, broad overview of political change in Mexico, the first work of its scope to appear. Includes an excellent case study of Jalisco, a ma
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Contemporary Mexico

Papers of the IV International Congress of Mexican History

Author: International Congress of Mexican History, 4th, Santa Monica, Calif., 1973

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520028715

Category: History

Page: 858

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The Romance of Democracy

Compliant Defiance in Contemporary Mexico

Author: Matthew C. Gutmann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520235282

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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An insider perspective on contemporary Mexico, this text examines the meaning of democracy in the lives of working-class residents in Mexico City in 2002. It provides a detailed, bottom-up exploration of what men and women think about national and neighbourhood democracy.
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Political Change and Environmental Policymaking in Mexico

Author: Jordi Diez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135520925

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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This book explores environmental policymaking in Mexico as a vehicle to understanding the broader changes in the policy process within a system undergoing a democratic transformation. It constitutes the first major analysis of environmental policymaking in Mexico at the national level, and examines the implementation of forestry policy in Mexico's largest rain forest, the Selva Lacandona of the state of Chiapas.
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Comparative Politics

Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order

Author: Jeffrey Kopstein,Mark Lichbach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521633567

Category: Political Science

Page: 429

View: 9783

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Why are the countries of the world governed so differently? How did this diversity of political orders come about? Will liberal capitalism spread farther around the globe in the 21st century? These are the questions that guide this new introductory text to comparative politics. Cast through the lens of ten historically grounded country studies, it illustrates and explains how the three major concepts of comparative political analysis--interests, identities, and institutions--shape the politics of nations. This textbook provides students with the conceptual tools and historical background they need to understand the politics of today's complex world.
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