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Presidential Elections in Mexico

From Hegemony to Pluralism

Authors: Ortega Ortiz, Reynaldo Yunuen

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  • Synthesizes historical and statistical analysis Provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the Mexican electoral system
  • Outlines a general typology of presidential elections
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This book analyzes the transformation of the Mexican political system during the last four decades, focusing on its presidential elections. As the country has shifted away from an authoritarian political system, ruled by a hegemonic party, it has become a more moderate, pluralistic society, marked by electoral competition between contestant parties.  Using a mixed methodology, including historical and statistical analysis, the author argues that the fight for clean and fair elections in Mexico has a long history of contestation and conflict, entailing at once movements towards democracy yet also processes of de-democratization.”



About the authors

Reynaldo Yunuen Ortega Ortiz is Professor of Political Science at the Center for International Studies at the College of Mexico. He is a Member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico and Chief Editor of the journal Foro Internacional. In 2012 he was awarded the National Prize of Social Research and Public Opinion.

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“After the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) México gave form to one of the most successful authoritarian systems of the 20th century. The strong roots of its undemocratic institutions and political culture have made extremely difficult and prolonged its democratic transition. By carefully examining the way in which presidential elections without meaning evolved into competitive although unfair ones, professor Reynaldo Ortega provides the reader with a good panorama of the political transformation of México in the last half a century and highlights the nature of the bumpy road still has to travel a hybrid political system before becoming a bona fide electoral democracy.” (Lorenzo Meyer, Professor Emeritus, El Colegio de México)    

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Longue Durée View of the Process of Democratization in Mexico

    Pages 1-9

    Ortega Ortiz, Reynaldo Yunuen

  • The Democratization Process in Mexico and Presidential Elections. Toward a Typology of Presidential Elections

    Pages 11-44

    Ortega Ortiz, Reynaldo Yunuen

  • Maintaining Elections: 1970, 1976 and 1982

    Pages 45-71

    Ortega Ortiz, Reynaldo Yunuen

  • Converting Elections: 1988, 1994, and 2006

    Pages 73-122

    Ortega Ortiz, Reynaldo Yunuen

  • The Realigning Elections: 2000 and 2012

    Pages 123-165

    Ortega Ortiz, Reynaldo Yunuen

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Presidential Elections in Mexico
Book Subtitle
From Hegemony to Pluralism
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56032-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56032-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56031-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85808-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 188
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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