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Monday, June 24, 2013

An Important Forthcoming Book by a Leading Expert on Mexico

Politics in Mexico: Democratic Consolidation or Decline?, Sixth Edition, by Roderic Ai Camp (available in July 2013)

Thoroughly grounded in Mexican history and based on extensive field research, Politics in Mexico: Democratic Consolidation or Decline? by Roderic Ai Camp examines the roots of Mexico's contemporary political culture and its democratic transformation. Now in its sixth edition, the text has been revised and updated in order to address major changes that have occurred since 2006: the broad effort of Mexico to consolidate its democracy, President Felipe Calderon's aggressive, proactive strategy against drug cartels, and the effects of the 2008 global recession.

Author Roderic Ai Camp provides an analysis of numerous aspects of Mexican political and economic development, highlighting controversial issues related to electoral democracy, drug-related violence, poverty, human rights, and the country's economic and political relationship with the U.S. Engagingly written by one of the top scholars in the field, Politics in Mexico, Sixth Edition, is essential reading for students of Mexican or Latin American politics, comparative politics, and Mexican history.

New to this Edition:

·       Examines the influence of the 2006, 2009, and 2012 elections on democracy

·       Incorporates new findings from 200 studies by national and international scholars

·       Offers fascinating insights, from survey research, of changing Mexican attitudes toward democracy and social justice

·    Explores how the 2008 recession has hindered Mexico's ability to reduce poverty

·       Expands coverage of social movements, increases comparisons with the U.S. and Canada, and provides an in-depth look at drug-related violence


To order, please visit Oxford University Press online at or call 1-800-280-0280 

July 2013 | 400 pp. | paper | 9780199843978 | $34.95




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