Contemporary Mexican Politics by Emily Edmonds-Poli, David A. Shirk

By Emily Edmonds-Poli, David A. Shirk

Now in a completely up-to-date version, this complete and fascinating textual content explores modern Mexico’s political improvement and examines crucial coverage concerns dealing with Mexico within the twenty-first century. the 1st half the e-book lines Mexican political improvement after the 1910 Revolution and the construction of a single-party dominant process headed via the PRI (Institutional innovative Party). It comprises exact remedy of the “classic” PRI system’s features, in addition to an intensive account of the PRI’s death and an insightful exam of the way the country’s associations advanced below successive PAN (National motion celebration) presidential administrations earlier than returning to PRI rule. the second one 1/2 the ebook analyzes the main urgent coverage concerns confronting Mexican society today—including macroeconomic development and balance, poverty and inequality, the improvement of civil society, scuffling with drug trafficking, strengthening the guideline of legislation, and migration—and weighs their effect at the way forward for democracy in Mexico.

The textual content to this revised version is richly supplemented by way of new figures and tables that illustrate extensive political, social, and fiscal tendencies and by means of bins that supply in-depth remedy of various matters and ideas. Readers will locate this extensively praised publication is still the most up-tp-date and obtainable paintings to be had on Mexico's politics and policy.

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As Napoleon III’s power began to wane in Europe, the unfortunate Maximilian’s days were numbered. By 1867, liberal forces had succeeded in recapturing northern Mexico and forced Maximilian’s surrender. 42 The restoration of the republic paved the way for Juárez’s return, and during his next several years of rule, Mexico experienced more peace and stability than ever before in the independence era. With the conservatives soundly defeated, Juárez enjoyed widespread popular support, in part because of his solid reputation but also because he shrewdly managed to secure the backing of many of society’s most powerful groups, whose interests often contradicted one another’s.

11 Their accomplishments were documented, extolled, and possibly embellished by the Aztecs, who emulated Toltec militarism and ferocity. In actual fact, the Aztecs descended from the Mexica people (from which Mexico’s name is derived), who arrived in central Mexico in the aftermath of Toltec decline. d. 1325, whereupon they relocated to the marshlands of Lake Texcoco. Aztec legend suggests that this site was foreseen by prophecy, and was revealed by the sighting of an eagle perched on a cactus and consuming a serpent (from which Mexico’s national seal is derived today).

Cortés then tested his men by offering safe passage to Cuba for those disinclined to continue; his ruse was actually intended to expose the fainthearted and the disloyal. Leaving a small battalion to defend his base along the coast, Cortés burned the ships and marched on to the interior. As was likely his intent, the news of Cortés’s advance toward the Aztec capital preceded him. The messages were not lost upon Moctezuma, the ninth Aztec ruler of the city of Tenochtitlán, and the leader of the Triple Alliance.

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