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The Resource Mexico : democracy interrupted, Jo Tuckman

Mexico : democracy interrupted, Jo Tuckman

Label
Mexico : democracy interrupted
Title
Mexico
Title remainder
democracy interrupted
Statement of responsibility
Jo Tuckman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work looks at recent Mexican history, specifically the years after the election of Vicente Fox, which was supposed to usher in a new era of democracy, but instead led to years of struggle. In 2000, Mexico's long invincible Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost the presidential election to Vicente Fox of the National Action Party (PAN). The ensuing changeover, after 71 years of PRI dominance, was hailed as the beginning of a new era of hope for Mexico. Yet the promises of the PAN victory were not consolidated. In this account of Mexico's recent history, the author, a journalist with extensive reporting experience investigates the nation's young democracy, its shortcomings and achievements, and why the PRI is favored to retake the presidency in 2012. The author reports on the murky, terrifying world of Mexico's drug wars, the counterproductive government strategy, and the impact of U.S. policies. She describes the reluctance and inability of politicians to seriously tackle rampant corruption, environmental degradation, pervasive poverty, and acute inequality. To make matters worse, the influence of non-elected interest groups has grown and public trust in almost all institutions, including the Catholic church, is fading. The pressure valve once presented by emigration is also closing. Even so, there are positive signs: the critical media cannot be easily controlled, and small but determined citizen groups notch up significant, if partial, victories for accountability. While Mexico faces complex challenges that can often seem insurmountable, the author concludes, the unflagging vitality and imagination of many in Mexico inspire hope for a better future
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tuckman, Jo
Dewey number
972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1236.7
LC item number
.T83 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fox Quesada, Vicente
  • Calderón Hinojosa, Felipe
  • Mexico
  • Political culture
  • Political corruption
  • Democratization
  • Calderón Hinojosa, Felipe
  • Fox Quesada, Vicente
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Democratization
  • Political corruption
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Mexico
Label
Mexico : democracy interrupted, Jo Tuckman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- CHAPTER 1 Narco Trouble -- CHAPTER 2 Political Wastelands -- CHAPTER 3 The Misrule of Law -- CHAPTER 4 Lapsed Catholics -- CHAPTER 5 A Bungled War -- CHAPTER 6 Not Good Enough -- CHAPTER 7 Environmental Time Bombs -- CHAPTER 8 Left Behind? -- CHAPTER 9 Unfinished Story -- Sources -- Index
Control code
801411060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (311 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160321
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 369108
  • 22573/ctt5q7c89
  • 9157fe96-8505-4dd1-8737-e73958be04db
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801411060
Label
Mexico : democracy interrupted, Jo Tuckman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- CHAPTER 1 Narco Trouble -- CHAPTER 2 Political Wastelands -- CHAPTER 3 The Misrule of Law -- CHAPTER 4 Lapsed Catholics -- CHAPTER 5 A Bungled War -- CHAPTER 6 Not Good Enough -- CHAPTER 7 Environmental Time Bombs -- CHAPTER 8 Left Behind? -- CHAPTER 9 Unfinished Story -- Sources -- Index
Control code
801411060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (311 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160321
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 369108
  • 22573/ctt5q7c89
  • 9157fe96-8505-4dd1-8737-e73958be04db
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801411060

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