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Courting Democracy in Mexico Party Strategies and Electoral Institutions

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ISBN-10: 0521035880

ISBN-13: 9780521035880

Edition: 2007

Authors: Todd A. Eisenstadt

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Pitting opposition activists' post-electoral conflicts against their usage of regime-constructed electoral courts, this study of Mexico's gradual transition to democracy addresses the puzzle of why its opposition parties failed to use these autonomous courts. The electoral courts were established to mitigate Mexico's often violent post-electoral disputes at key moments of the country's 27-year democratic transition, and had formal guarantees of court independence from the Party of the Institutional Revolution (PRI).
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Book details

List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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Electoral courts and actor compliance: opposition-authoritarian relations and protracted transitions
Ties that bind and even constrict: why authoritarians tolerate electoral reforms
Mexico's national electoral justice success: from oxymoron to legal norm in just over a decade
Mexico's local electoral justice failures: gubernatorial (s)election beyond the shadows of the law
The gap between law and practice: institutional failure and opposition success in postelectoral conflicts, 1989-2000
The National Action Party: dilemmas of rightist oppositions defined by authoritarian collusion
The party of the democratic revolution: from postelectoral movements to electoral competitors
Dedazo from the center to finger pointing from the periphery: PRI hard-liners challenge Mexico's electoral institutions
A quarter century of 'Mexicanization': lessons from a protracted transition