The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
Thoroughly grounded in Mexican history and based on extensive field research, this acclaimed introduction examines the roots of Mexico's contemporary political culture and its democratic transformation. Now in its sixth edition, Politics in Mexico: Democratic Consolidation or Decline? has been revised and updated in order to address three major changes that have occurred since 2006: the broad effort of Mexico to consolidate its democracy, President Calderon's aggressive, proactive strategy against drug cartels, and the effects of the 2008 global recession.
Author Roderic Ai Camp provides an analysis of numerous aspects of Mexican political and economic development, highlighting controversial issues related to electoral democracy, drug-related violence, poverty, human rights, and the country's economic and political relationship with the U.S. Engagingly written by one of the top scholars in the field, Politics in Mexico, Sixth Edition, is essential reading for students of Mexican or Latin American politics, comparative politics, and Mexican history.
Roderic Ai Camp is the Philip McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of thirty books on Mexico, including The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics (OUP, 2012), Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-2009 (2011), Mexico, What Everyone Needs to Know (OUP, 2011), Mexico's Military on the Democratic Stage (2005), Mexico's Mandarins: Crafting a Power Elite for the 21st Century (2003), and Crossing Swords: Politics and Religion in Mexico (OUP, 1997).
Table of Contents
Chapters 1-9 end with a Conclusion. Preface Acknowledgments 1. Mexico in Comparative Context Why Compare Political Systems? Some Interpretations of the Mexican System Mexico's Significance in a Comparative Context 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 3. Contemporary Political Culture: What Mexicans Believe and Their Consequences for Democracy Legitimacy: Support for the Political System Participation: Activating the Electorate Democracy: What Does It Mean for Mexicans? 4. Political Attitudes and Their Origins: Interest, Knowledge, and Partisanship Income and Politics Education and Politics Religion and Politics Gender and Politics Region and Politics Age and Politics 5. Rising to the Top: The Recruitment of Political Leadership in a Democratic Mexico The Formal Rules Informal Credentials: What Is Necessary to Rise to the Top in Mexican Politics The Rise of Women The Camarilla: Political Networking in Mexico The Rise and Decline of the Technocrat 6. Groups and the State: An Altered Relationship in a Democratic Polity? The Residue of Corporatism Institutional Voices The Military The Church Business Organized Labor Intellectuals and the Media Voices of Dissent Nongovernmental Organizations Social Movements Drug Trafficking Organizations 7. Mexico's Political Institutions, The Structure of Decision-Making The Executive Branch The Legislative Branch The Judicial Branch Federalism 8. Expanding Participation: The Electoral Process Electoral Reforms The Democratic Transition and the 1988 and 1994 Presidential Elections The Establishment of Electoral Democracy, A Stepping Stone to Democratic Consolidation Democratic Consolidation and the Role of Elections Parties: Their Origins and Their Future in a Democratic Context National Action Party Democratic Revolutionary Party Institutional Revolutionary Party 9. External Politics: Relations with the United States National Security Issues Cultural Interface Economic Linkages 10. Political and Economic Modernization: A Revolution? Bases for Economic Modernization The Rise of Economic Liberalization Democratization Mexico's Democratic Consolidation and the Future Bibliographic Essay Index