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Insurgency, authoritarianism, and drug trafficking in Mexico's "democratization" /
Jose Luis Velasco.
imprint
New York : Routledge, 2005.
description
xvi, 239 p.
ISBN
0415972094 (hardback : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Routledge, 2005.
isbn
0415972094 (hardback : alk. paper)
contents note
Anomalies of Mexico's democratic transition -- Democratic transition in Mexico -- Transition and insurgency -- Authoritarian structures and practices -- Transition and illegal drugs -- Beyond democratic transition : toward a redistributive agenda.
catalogue key
5331129
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Mexico's "democratic transition" has created a competitive electoral system and a formally plural state. But authoritarian practices have shown their capacity to thrive in this competitive context. Besides, a peculiar wave of insurgency, started in 1994, has challenged the alleged moderating effect of democratic transition. At the same time, the illegal drug business became larger and probably increased its political influence, undermining the rule of law and democratic accountability. This book argues that socioeconomic inequality is the main factor behind this combination of democratic and undemocratic trends. Inequality has corrupting effects upon democratization; conversely, the apparently democratic system tends to legitimate economic inequality and thereby contributes to reproducing it. Thus, a far-reaching redistribution of socioeconomic power is indispensable for breaking the vicious circle created by inequality and authoritarianism.
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Mexico's "democratic transition" has created a competitive electoral system and a formally plural state. Besides, a peculiar wave of insurgency, started in 1994, has challenged the alleged moderating effect of democratic transition. This book argues that socioeconomic inequality is the main factor behind this combination of democratic and undemocratic trends.
Back Cover Copy
Mexico's democratic transition has created a competitive electoral system and a formally plural state. Besides, a peculiar wave of insurgency, started in 1994, has challenged the alleged moderating effect of democratic transition. This book argues that socioeconomic inequality is the main factor behind this combination of democratic and undemocratic trends.
Table of Contents
Anomalies of Mexico's democratic transitionp. 1
Democratic transition in Mexicop. 17
Transition and insurgencyp. 25
Authoritarian structures and practicesp. 59
Transition and illegal drugsp. 89
Beyond democratic transition : toward a redistributive agendap. 123
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