Politics in Mexico: Democratic Consolidation or Decline?
Politics in Mexico is a broad introduction to all aspects of Mexican politics with a focus on the country's recent democratic transition in the 1990s and its attempt a democratic consolidation since 2000. The central unifying theme thought the work More...
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Politics in Mexico is a broad introduction to all aspects of Mexican politics with a focus on the country's recent democratic transition in the 1990s and its attempt a democratic consolidation since 2000. The central unifying theme thought the work is democratic consolidation, achievements andfailures. The analysis provided in place in a larger comparative political setting. An introduction to the major historical political, social and economic themes which explain Mexico's development through the 20th century, is followed by the remaining chapters focusing on all aspects of Mexican politics,including cultural values which form Mexican attitudes toward each other and politics; those values which determine political behavior, receptivity to democracy, and partisan political preferences; the fascinating intricacies of how Mexican leadership is recruited and the important changes inpolitical careers which have characterized that leadership from the pre-democratic to the post democratic eras; the changing roles of the branches of government since democratization and the growing influence of federalism and state governors; the impact of old and new formal and informal actorsranging from social movements, to women, to the armed forces; the importance of the political participation and the evolution of a democratic electoral process; the complex relationship between the United States and Mexico; and the central issues facing Mexico's political and economic development,including drug-related violence.