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Popular mobilization in Mexico : the teachers' movement, 1977-87 /
Joe Foweraker.
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Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
description
xiii, 204 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521441471 (hardback)
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imprint
Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
isbn
0521441471 (hardback)
catalogue key
2367633
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-200) and index.
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"A major strength of 'Popular Mobilization in Mexico' is found in the sections dealing with the relationships among the CNTE, the SNTE, the ruling Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), and the Mexican state. Foweraker's focus on Chiapas is another strength, for as he notes, that state 'was the pioneer of political mobilization by teachers nationwide.'" Paul Haber, Latin American Research Review
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This book provides an alternative perspective on Mexican politics by its analysis of the process of popular mobilisation in contemporary Mexico through the experience of the country's most important popular organisation - the teachers' movement.
Description for Library
This book explores the process of popular mobilisation in contemporary Mexico through the experience of the country's most important popular organisation - the teachers' movement. It provides an alternative perspective on Mexican politics by demonstrating that popular political organisation is far more important to the political changes occurring in this country than previously thought. It also makes an interesting contribution to the literature on popular or 'social' movements by providing a detailed look inside the movement, as well as linking its development to its changing political context.
Main Description
This book explores the process of popular mobilisation in contemporary Mexico through the experience of the country's most important popular organisation - the teachers' movement. It creates a distinctive perspective on Mexican politics and makes an original contribution to the study of popular or 'social' movements. This is the first in-depth study of a popular movement anywhere in Latin America, providing a richly detailed account of its organisation, leadership, strategic choices, and factional divisions. Through its innovative methods, which produce an unusual and compelling blend of fact and theory, the book uncovers the motivations and mechanisms of popular mobilization, as well as explaining its interactions with national politics in Mexico and beyond.
Main Description
This book explores the process of popular mobilisation in contemporary Mexico through the experience of the country's most important popular organisation - the teachers' movement. It creates a distinctive perspective on Mexican politics and makes an interesting contribution to the study of popular or 'social' movements. This in-depth study of a popular movement in Latin America provides a richly detailed account of its organisation, leadership, strategic choices, and factional divisions. Through its innovative methods, which produce an unusual and compelling blend of fact and theory, the book uncovers the motivations and mechanisms of popular mobilization, as well as explaining its interactions with national politics in Mexico and beyond.
Table of Contents
Preface
Glossary of acronyms
Introduction: the character and context of popular mobilization in contemporary Mexico
Popular Movement and Syndical Struggle
Teachers as political actors
The original impetus
The institutional terrain
Inside the Movement in Chiapas
Leadership and grass roots
Strategic choices
Factional strife
National Mobilization and System Responses
Regional movements
Institutional controls
Popular strategies
Popular Movements and Political Change
Institutional linkage
The political system
The political meaning of popular movements
Bibliography
Index.
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