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  • An Eternal Struggle: How the National Action Party Transformed Mexican Politicsby Michael Ard

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 88.00

    Ard examines Mexico's long transition to democracy and the vital role played by the National Action Party, an opposition system party inspired by Catholic social doctrine and dedicated to democratic values. Ard examines the problem of democratic transitions by focusing on Mexico's National Action Party (PAN), a democratic opposition party based... more...

  • Side Effectsby Mark Aspinwall

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    This is a story about governance in Mexico after the labor and environmental accords?called "side agreements"?that accompanied the NAFTA treaty went into effect. These side agreements required member states to uphold and enforce their labor and environmental laws; though never codified, it was widely accepted that Mexico, in particular, had a problem... more...

  • Political Struggles and the Forging of Autonomous Government Agenciesby Professor Cristopher Ballinas Valdés

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00

    Argues that autonomous agencies are not the result of a systematic design, but are produced by the interactions of political and bureaucratic forces. The case studies illustrate how political struggles between politicians and bureaucrats can create a muddle of agencies that lack coherence and are subject to conflicting levels of political control. more...

  • The Struggle for Mexicoby Debra D. Chapman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    In the 1970s political and economic changes to the world order led to an emerging "globalization" credited with the ceding of state sovereignty to a "de facto world government" of transnational corporations and with the anti-globalism movement directed at countering it. Mexico, however, has maintained the salience of the national... more...

  • Toward Mexico's Democratizationby Jorge I. Dominguez; Alejandro Poire

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.00

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Courting Democracy in Mexicoby Todd A. Eisenstadt

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 44.00

    This book is a most comprehensive explanation of Mexico's gradual transition to democracy. more...

  • Accountability Politicsby Jonathan A. Fox

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 124.99

    How can the seeds of accountability ever grow in authoritarian environments? Embedding accountability into the state is an inherently uneven, partial and contested process. Campaigns for public accountability often win limited concessions at best, but they can leave cracks in the system that serve as handholds for subsequent efforts to open up the... more...

  • The Romance of Democracyby Matthew C. Gutmann

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    The Romance of Democracy gives a unique insider perspective on contemporary Mexico by examining the meaning of democracy in the lives of working-class residents in Mexico City today. A highly absorbing and vividly detailed ethnographic study of popular politics and official subjugation, the book provides a detailed, bottom-up exploration of what... more...

  • Using the "Narcotrafico" Threat to Build Public Administration Capacity between the US and Mexicoby Donald E. Klingner; Roberto Moreno Espinosa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The current drug trafficking crisis between the US and Mexico is a "perfect storm" that has caused deaths, disappearances, and widespread fear of violence and insecurity in the border area between these two countries. Current US drug control policies with Mexico are based on a militarized system of border control and characterized by domestic gridlock... more...

  • Mexicoby Daniel C. Levy; Kathleen Bruhn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 31.95

    This engaging book provides a broad and accessible analysis of Mexico's contemporary struggle for democratic development. Now completely revised, it brings up to date issues ranging from electoral reform and accountability to drug trafficking, migration, and NAFTA. It also considers the rapidly changing role of Mexico's mass and elite groups, and its... more...