Mexico's Political Awakening
University of Notre Dame Press, 2001 - History - 378 pages
A bottom-up perspective on democratization, correcting analyses that view the process in Mexico as flowing down from the President. The author challenges existing theories by stressing the importance of strong social institutions for the development of democracy.
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The Political Awakening of Mexican Society
The Catholic Church and Democratization in Mexico
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1986 state elections 1988 elections abstentionism Almeida Alvarez ANCIFEM Author's interview awakening of society Barrio bishops campaign campesinos Cardenas Carter Center casillas Catholic Chiapas Chihua Chihuahua City Church citizens Ciudad Juarez Civic Alliance civic associations civil disobedience clean elections clergy Clouthier Committee Conchello COPARMEX credibility Cuauhtemoc decision democratic DHIAC diocese elec election fraud electoral democracy electoral process electoral reforms favor federal deputy federal elections Francisco Barrio Gomez Morin Gonzalez Morfín governor groups Guanajuato huahua human rights Ibid important institutions July major Manuel maquiladora margin mayor Mexican politics Mexico City middle classes official opposition parties organizations PAN candidate PAN in Chihuahua PAN leaders PAN's panistas Parral participation party's percent political awakening political parties popular colonies presidential elections pressure PRI's priests protest regime regime's regional result role Salinas sectors September social leaders Talamas tion UNEC urban Vatican victory voters Zedillo