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Mexican Politics; Institutions, Political Economy, and Globalization : Institutions, Political Economy,
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Mexican Politics offers an accessible and timely introduction to politics in Mexico through a concise text with supplemental readings and case studies that allow students to explore key topics in depth. One of the United States’ most important trading partners, Mexico is an important international supplier of oil, is the source country of millions of Mexicans in the United States (and millions more Mexican-Americans), and forms a 1,200-mile border, critical for stemming immigration and drug traffic, and crucial for preserving US and hemispheric security. Indeed, globalization has brought increased flows of people and trade with Mexico, highlighted by Mexico’s growing dependence on the US as well as the importance of Mexico to the US. Key features include:
- 2-3 outside readings with every chapter to highlight competing perspectives on central topics.
- A brief overview of the historical context of democratiziation, to better situate contemporary political and economic "rules of the game."
- Focus on the institutions and and structures of today’s Mexican political system, taking a "separation of powers" approach familiar to U.S. students of politics.
- Full treatment of the changes in Mexico’s economic and regulatory structures.
- Highlights how Mexico’s unique political history and political structure have shaped policy-making in key economic, political and social areas.
- An appendix with 6 case studies for role-playing activities