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978-1-5381-2191-7 • Hardback • March 2020 • $133.00 • (£102.00)
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Emily Edmonds-Poli is department chair and associate professor of political science and international relations at the University of San Diego.
David A. Shirk directs the master’s program in international relations and is professor of political science and international relations at the University of San Diego.
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Part I: Mexican Political Development
1 Mexico’s Historical Foundations
2 The Mexican Revolution and Its Legacy
3 Postrevolutionary Mexican Politics, 1940– 1968
4 Mexican Democratization, 1968– 2000
5 Contemporary Mexican Politics, 2000 to the Present
Part II: Political Institutions, Culture, and Society
6 Government Structure and Processes
7 Political Parties and Elections in Mexico
8 Mexican Political Culture
9 Mexican Civil Society
Part III: Key Policy Issues
10 Mexico’s Political Economy
11 Poverty, Inequality, and Social Welfare Policy
12 The Rule of Law in Mexico
13 Mexico on the World Stage
About the Authors
This is the best current book in English to analyze and understand the institutions, politics, economics, and social development of contemporary Mexico. I highly recommend this as the text for any course on Mexican politics or policy at the undergraduate or graduate levels.
— Jorge A. Schiavon, CIDE-Mexico
Contemporary Mexican Politics is simply the best overview available in English to understand Mexico’s politics and society today. The volume is accessible yet thorough; up-to-date yet historically grounded. It’s the perfect introduction to understanding Mexico today—and also the historical forces that shaped today’s realities.
— Andrew Selee, president, Migration Policy Institute; author of Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together
Edmonds-Poli and Shirk have crafted a fourth edition of this essential text on Mexican politics that brings us into the present and clearly identifies the key institutional and policy challenges faced by the AMLO administration. With firm foundations in history, the authors have expertly identified the most important patterns and trends in modern Mexican politics. This book should be required reading for all students of Mexican and Latin American politics.
— Duncan Wood, The Wilson Center