Contemporary Mexican Politics

Author: Emily Edmonds-Poli,David A. Shirk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442220279

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

View: 5623


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.

Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics

Author: Victoria E. Rodríguez

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292774567

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 8926


Since the mid-1980s, a dramatic opening in Mexico's political and electoral processes, combined with the growth of a new civic culture, has created unprecedented opportunities for women and other previously repressed or ignored groups to participate in the political life of the nation. In this book, Victoria Rodríguez offers the first comprehensive analysis of how Mexican women have taken advantage of new opportunities to participate in the political process through elected and appointed office, nongovernmental organizations, and grassroots activism. Drawing on scores of interviews with politically active women conducted since 1994, Rodríguez looks at Mexican women's political participation from a variety of angles. She analyzes the factors that have increased women's political activity: from the women's movement, to the economic crises of the 1980s and 1990s, to increasing democratization, to the victory of Vicente Fox in the 2000 presidential election. She maps out the pathways that women have used to gain access to public life and also the roadblocks that continue to limit women's participation in politics, especially at higher levels of government. And she offers hopeful, yet realistic predictions for women's future participation in the political life of Mexico.

Corruption & Politics in Contemporary Mexico

Author: Stephen D. Morris

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817305253

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 3314


This book addresses the causes, effects, and dynamics of political corruption in Mexico. Systematic analysis of corruption is critical to a better understanding of the politics of Mexico, and despite the many conceptual and methodological obstacles, the importance of the subject matter demands treatment. Morris's work should therefore be seen not as definitive, but as an initial step in understanding a central dimension of Mexican politics. Corruption, as a topic of research, invites certain misunderstandings, as it is a broad concept conveying a variety of moral connotations. This inquiry into political corruption is not intended to depict the Mexican people or society as any less or more moral than others. The study draws on extensive content analysis of news reports from the Mexican press, a public opinion poll conducted in 1986, and personal interviews. The objective is not to expose scandals and wrongdoing by Mexican officials, name names, or point fingers; it is an academic endeavor. The author discusses scandals and gives examples of corruption for illustrative purposes, but his analysis is more theoretical than anecdotal. He questions whether in fact corruption has enhanced or diminished the stability of the Mexican government, and examines the reasons for the failure of many anti-corruption efforts.

Political Reformism in Mexico

An Overview of Contemporary Mexican Politics

Author: Stephen D. Morris

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781555875725

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 9992


"Morris, whose earlier study on corruption provided valuable insights into Mexican political culture, provides a useful, broad overview of political change in Mexico, the first work of its scope to appear. Includes an excellent case study of Jalisco, a ma

Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics II

Participation and Affirmative Action : Memoria/synthesis of the Bi-National Conference Held at The University of Texas at Austin, April 12-13, 1996

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mexico

Page: 88

View: 1835


Contemporary Mexico

Papers of the IV International Congress of Mexican History

Author: International Congress of Mexican History, 4th, Santa Monica, Calif., 1973

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520028715

Category: History

Page: 858

View: 2398


The Romance of Democracy

Compliant Defiance in Contemporary Mexico

Author: Matthew C. Gutmann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520235282

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

View: 3977


An insider perspective on contemporary Mexico, this text examines the meaning of democracy in the lives of working-class residents in Mexico City in 2002. It provides a detailed, bottom-up exploration of what men and women think about national and neighbourhood democracy.

Political Change and Environmental Policymaking in Mexico

Author: Jordi Diez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135520925

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

View: 3409


This book explores environmental policymaking in Mexico as a vehicle to understanding the broader changes in the policy process within a system undergoing a democratic transformation. It constitutes the first major analysis of environmental policymaking in Mexico at the national level, and examines the implementation of forestry policy in Mexico's largest rain forest, the Selva Lacandona of the state of Chiapas.

Popular Mobilization in Mexico

The Teachers' Movement 1977-87

Author: Joe Foweraker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521523349

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8824


Explores the process of popular mobilisation in contemporary Mexico through the experience of the country's most important popular organisation.

Comparative Politics

Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order

Author: Jeffrey Kopstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521633567

Category: Political Science

Page: 429

View: 6039


Why are the countries of the world governed so differently? How did this diversity of political orders come about? Will liberal capitalism spread farther around the globe in the 21st century? These are the questions that guide this new introductory text to comparative politics. Cast through the lens of ten historically grounded country studies, it illustrates and explains how the three major concepts of comparative political analysis--interests, identities, and institutions--shape the politics of nations. This textbook provides students with the conceptual tools and historical background they need to understand the politics of today's complex world.

The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures

Beyond Postcolonialism

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte,Torsten Jost,Saskya Iris Jain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317935837

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

View: 895


This book provides a timely intervention in the fields of performance studies and theatre history, and to larger issues of global cultural exchange. The authors offer a provocative argument for rethinking the scholarly assessment of how diverse performative cultures interact, how they are interwoven, and how they are dependent upon each other. While the term ‘intercultural theatre’ as a concept points back to postcolonialism and its contradictions, The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures explores global developments in the performing arts that cannot adequately be explained and understood using postcolonial theory. The authors challenge the dichotomy ‘the West and the rest’ – where Western cultures are ‘universal’ and non-Western cultures are ‘particular’ – as well as ideas of national culture and cultural ownership. This volume uses international case studies to explore the politics of globalization, looking at new paternalistic forms of exchange and the new inequalities emerging from it. These case studies are guided by the principle that processes of interweaving performance cultures are, in fact, political processes. The authors explore the inextricability of the aesthetic and the political, whereby aesthetics cannot be perceived as opposite to the political; rather, the aesthetic is the political. Helen Gilbert’s essay ‘Let the Games Begin: Pageants, Protests, Indigeneity (1968–2010)’won the 2015 Marlis Thiersch Prize for best essay from the Australasian Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Association.

Societies of Fear

The Legacy of Civil War, Violence and Terror in Latin America

Author: Kees Koonings,Dirk Krujit

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856497671

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 8596


Latin America is in the grip of a double challenge--coping with what may be the worst economic crisis since the 1930s and the huge problems of poverty and inequality this has produced, while simultaneously consolidating its democratic transition, trying to recover from the traumas of many years of authoritarian rule and state terror. This superb collection of original scholarship and historical and analytical overviews examines a subject that has received too little attention--the legacy of past conflict, violence and terror in all the most important countries of South and Central America. This volume is ideal for scholars concerned with Latin American society and politics generally, and civil-military relations, peace-building and good governance in particular.

Performing Conquest

Five Centuries of Theater, History, and Identity in Tlaxcala, Mexico

Author: Patricia A. Ybarra

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472116797

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 8996


An unprecedented reading of Mexican history through the lens of performance

Political Intelligence and the Creation of Modern Mexico, 1938-1954

Author: Aaron W. Navarro

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271037067

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8861


"Analyzes the impact of the opposition candidacies in the Mexican presidential elections of 1940, 1946, and 1952 on the internal discipline and electoral dominance of the ruling Partido de la Revolución Mexicana (PRM) and its successor, the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI)"--Provided by publisher.

The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945

Author: Raymond L. Williams

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231501692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 2364


In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era. Beginning in 1945, Williams introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America. An alphabetical guide offers biographies of authors, coverage of major topics, and brief introductions to individual novels. It also addresses such areas as women's writing, Afro-Latin American writing, and magic realism. The guide's final section includes an annotated bibliography of introductory studies on the Latin American and Caribbean novel, national literary traditions, and the work of individual authors. From early attempts to synthesize postcolonial concerns with modernist aesthetics to the current focus on urban violence and globalization, The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 presents a comprehensive, accessible portrait of a thoroughly diverse and complex branch of world literature.

The Globalizers: The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers (Cornell Studies in Money)

The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers

Author: Ngaire Woods

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801456010

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 793


"The IMF and the World Bank have integrated a large number of countries into the world economy by requiring governments to open up to global trade, investment, and capital. They have not done this out of pure economic zeal. Politics and their own rules and habits explain much of why they have presented globalization as a solution to challenges they have faced in the world economy."—from the Introduction The greatest success of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has been as globalizers. But at whose cost? Would borrowing countries be better off without the IMF and World Bank? This book takes readers inside these institutions and the governments they work with. Ngaire Woods brilliantly decodes what they do and why they do it, using original research, extensive interviews carried out across many countries and institutions, and scholarship from the fields of economics, law, and politics. The Globalizers focuses on both the political context of IMF and World Bank actions and their impact on the countries in which they intervene. After describing the important debates between U.S. planners and the Allies in the 1944 foundation at Bretton Woods, she analyzes understandings of their missions over the last quarter century. She traces the impact of the Bank and the Fund in the recent economic history of Mexico, of post-Soviet Russia, and in the independent states of Africa. Woods concludes by proposing a range of reforms that would make the World Bank and the IMF more effective, equitable, and just.

A History of Political Scandals

Author: Andy K. Hughes

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 147383158X

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 1860


A must-have guide to the scandalous behavior of politicians around the world. Andy Hughes’s fascinating book guides us through centuries of political abuse—and just plain stupidity. This pocket guide exposes the secret side of politics, including politicians who risked or ruined their own careers for personal gain. Stories include the MP who liked to party hard and be whipped even harder; the prime minister and his hookers; expenses claims for manure; and the US president who called for all gay men to be castrated. Politicians have mixed scandal with eggs, adult movies, helicopters, drugs, shoes, beef burgers, public toilets, mobile phones, rape, turkeys, orgies, and even ice cream. And it’s not just today’s politicians who are embroiled with scandal. This explosive book reveals the questionable behavior of politicians of yesteryear from around the world.

The Church in Contemporary Mexico

Author: George W. Grayson

Publisher: CSIS

ISBN: 9780892061822

Category: Political Science

Page: 101

View: 4029


This volume provides an overview of church-state relations in Mexico, how these have changed in recent years and how they might affect the Mexican political system.

Routledge Handbook of Regionalism & Federalism

Author: John Loughlin,John Kincaid,Wilfried Swenden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136727698

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

View: 7146


Almost all states are either federal or regionalized in some sense. It is difficult to find a state that is entirely unitary and the Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism necessarily takes in almost the entire world. Both federalism and regionalism have been subjects of a vast academic literature mainly from political science but sometimes also from history, economics, and geography. This cutting edge examination seeks to evaluate the two types of state organization from the perspective of political science producing a work that is analytical rather than simply descriptive. The Handbook presents some of the latest theoretical reflections on regionalism and federalism and then moves on to discuss cases of both regionalism and federalism in key countries chosen from the world’s macro-regions. Assembling this wide range of case studies allows the book to present a general picture of current trends in territorial governance. The final chapters then examine failed federations such as Czechoslovakia and examples of transnational regionalism - the EU, NAFTA and the African Union. Covering evolving forms of federalism and regionalism in all parts of the world and featuring a comprehensive range of case studies by leading international scholars this work will be an essential reference source for all students and scholars of international politics, comparative politics and international relations.