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Published: 08 July 2019

416 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190057152

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Politics in Mexico

The Path of a New Democracy

Seventh Edition

Roderic Ai Camp and Shannan L. Mattiace

Thoroughly grounded in Mexican history and based on extensive field research, this introduction examines the roots of Mexico's contemporary political culture and its democratic transformation. Now in its seventh edition, Politics in Mexico: The Path of a New Democracy has been revised and updated in order to address several major changes that have occurred since 2013, including the broad effort of Mexico to achieve a functional democracy; Peña Nieto's continued reliance on the armed forces to combat organized crime; an analysis of the 2018 presidential election and what López Obrador's victory means for Mexico; and the country's slow economic growth and the importance of emphasizing poverty as a central policy issue.

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded coverage of women, economic and social successes and setbacks, human rights groups, and indigenous Mexicans
  • Integration of video content into the text, including author interviews with prominent and historically important Mexican politicians
  • A final chapter that attempts to explain why Mexico has never been able to achieve a consolidated democracy
  • Linking of themes and interpretations in the text to Vanderbilt University's open access Latin American Public Opinion Project

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