Disorder and Progress: Bandits, Police, and Mexican Development by Paul J. VanderwoodDisorder and Progress: Bandits, Police, and Mexican Development by Paul J. Vanderwood

Disorder and Progress: Bandits, Police, and Mexican Development

byPaul J. Vanderwood

Paperback | October 1, 1992

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This reissue of Prof. Vanderwood's groundbreaking study-available again for the first time in a decade-examines bandits, police, and Mexican politics as a whole, showing how different groups used the agents of order and disorder to serve their interests. Originally published in 1981, Disorder and Progress was subsequently revised and updated in 1992. Added to the enlarged 1992 edition and included here in this reissue are the entirely new introduction, material on the period of the independence wars and on Pancho Villa, and an updated bibliography. This book also incorporates additional data and interpretations regarding bandits and instruments for maintaining order that were included in the 1992 edition. Maps and illustrations will help readers appreciate the issues under discussion.
Paul Vanderwood is professor of Mexican history at San Diego State University.
Title:Disorder and Progress: Bandits, Police, and Mexican DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.13 × 6.08 × 0.87 inPublished:October 1, 1992Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0842024395

ISBN - 13:9780842024396

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introdouction: Badits, Real and Imagined Part 2 I The Balance of Order and Disorder Chapter 3 Ambitious Bandits: Disorder Equals Progress Chapter 4 The Aura of the King Chapter 5 The Spoils of Indpendence Chapter 6 Bent on Being Modern Chapter 7 Bandits into Police -and Vice Versa Part 8 II Toward the Western Model Chapter 9 Order, Disorder, and Development Chapter 10 The Limits to Dictatorship Chapter 11 A Kind of Peace Part 12 III A Political Police Performance Chapter 13 Constabulary of Campesinos and Artisans Chapter 14 The President's Police Chapter 15 It's the Image That Counts Part 16 IV Demons of Revolution Unleashed Chapter 17 The Rollercoaster Called Capitalism Chapter 18 Unraveling the Old Regime Chapter 19 Disorder in Search of Order

Editorial Reviews

Will be of interest not only to students of Mexican history but also to those concerned with the development of national police forces and their roles in political life.