Contemporary Mexican Politics

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2012 - Political Science - 379 pages
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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. It includes a thorough discussion of government and party politics under the long-ruling PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party), and of two successive PAN (National Action Party) presidential administrations. The second half of the book analyzes the most pressing challenges confronting Mexican society today, including promoting economic development, reducing poverty and inequality, strengthening civil society, combating crime and violence, and bolstering relations with the United States. How these challenges are addressed will be crucial for Mexico as it looks to the 2012 presidential elections and beyond. The text to this revised edition is richly supplemented by new figures and tables that illustrate broad political, social, and economic trends, and boxes that provide in-depth treatment of a variety of subjects and concepts. Readers will find this widely praised book continues to be the most current and accessible work available on Mexico's politics and policy.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I
5
Chapter 1
7
Chapter 2
32
Chapter 3
55
Chapter 4
79
Part II
103
Chapter 5
105
Chapter 9
203
Chapter 10
227
Chapter 11
253
Part IV
273
Chapter 12
274
Chapter 13
292
Conclusion
320
Notes
329

Chapter 6
127
Chapter 7
156
Chapter 8
175
Part III
200
Index
363
About the Authors
378
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Emily Edmonds-Poli is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of San Diego. David A. Shirk is associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego.

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