The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico

Hardcover | November 20, 2010

byRoderic Ai Camp

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The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico is a broad analysis of Mexico's changing leadership over the past eight decades, stretching from its pre-democratic era (1935-1988), to its democratic transition (1988-2000) to its democratic period (2000-the present). In it, Roderic Camp,one of the most distinguished scholars of Mexican politics, seeks to answer two questions: 1) how has Mexican political leadership evolved since the 1930s and in what ways, beyond ideology, has the shift from a semi-authoritarian, one-party system to a democratic, electoral system altered thecountry's leadership? and 2) which aspects of Mexican leadership have been most affected by this shift in political models and when and why did the changes in leadership occur? Rather than viewing Mexico's current government as a true democracy, Camp sees it as undergoing a process of consolidation,under which the competitive electoral process has resulted in a system of governing institutions supported by the majority of citizens and significant strides toward plurality. Accordingly, he looks at the relationship between the decentralization of political power and the changing characteristics,experiences and paths to power of national leaders. The book, which represents four decades of Camp's work, is based upon a detailed study of 3000 politicians from the 1930s through the present, incorporating regional media accounts and Camp's own interviews with Mexican presidents, cabinet members, assistant secretaries, senators, governors andparty presidents.

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The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico is a broad analysis of Mexico's changing leadership over the past eight decades, stretching from its pre-democratic era (1935-1988), to its democratic transition (1988-2000) to its democratic period (2000-the present). In it, Roderic Camp,one of the most distinguished scholars of M...

Roderic Ai Camp has been researching Mexican politics for four decades. He has authored more than twenty-five books and a hundred articles on Mexico. Much of his scholarship has focused on leadership: political, military, intellectual, religious, and economic. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Mexican Institute, Woodrow...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 20, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199742855

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. All Politics is Local: Mexico's Local Path to Democracy?3. The Fall and Rise of Party Militants4. Democratic Demographics, Does Democracy Alter Politicians' Origins?5. Has Democracy Favored Women Politicians?6. The Rise and the Fall of the Economic Technocrats7. Political Institutionalization and Public Policy, the Impact of the Aleman Generation8. Is One Career More Democratic Than Another?9. Violence and Democracy, Which Produces Change?10. Governors: National Democrats of the Future?11. Themes on Mexican Leadership and DemocracyIndex