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The Resource Poverty of democracy : the institutional roots of political participation in Mexico, Claudio A. Holzner

Poverty of democracy : the institutional roots of political participation in Mexico, Claudio A. Holzner

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Poverty of democracy : the institutional roots of political participation in Mexico
Title
Poverty of democracy
Title remainder
the institutional roots of political participation in Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Claudio A. Holzner
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Holzner has crafted a challenging, thoughtful, and provocative interpretation contradicting theories that suggest democracy increases political participation among the poor. This work is particularly relevant to Mexico, but Holzner's conclusions have widespread implications for any society completing the transition to a democratic model. A welcome, fresh insight to the consequences of democratic transitions in the region."--Roderic Ai Camp, Claremont McKenna College
  • "An excellent study of the paradoxical decline in political participation among Mexico's poor in the wake of democratization and decentralization, Holzner combines qualitative and quantitative methods in a clear and accessible way, and the interview data is especially rich and illuminating."--Katrina Burgess, Tufts University
  • Political participation rates have declined steadily in Mexico since the 1990s, most severely among the poor, producing a stratified pattern that mirrors Mexico's socioeconomic inequalities. Poverty of Democracy examines the political marginalization of Mexico's impoverished citizens despite their key role in the struggle for democracy
  • Claudio A. Holzner uses extensive case study evidence to show how the institutionalization of free-market democracy created a political system that discourages the political participation of Mexico's poor by limiting their access to politicians at the local and national level. In addition, Holzner shows that at the local level, deeply rooted enclaves of authoritarianism and clientelism still constrict people's political opportunities
  • To explain this phenomenon, Holzner develops an institutional theory in which party systems, state-society linkages, and public policies determine citizens' political activity. These institutions shape patterns of political participation by conferring and distributing resources, thereby motivating or discouraging an interest in politics, and affecting the level of political activity by citizens from different income groups. --Book Jacket
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Holzner, Claudio A
Dewey number
323/.0420972
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC135
LC item number
.H65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mexico
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Free enterprise
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Economic policy
  • Free enterprise
  • Political participation
  • Mexico
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Poverty of democracy : the institutional roots of political participation in Mexico, Claudio A. Holzner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-272) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The return of institutions : political opportunities and participation -- Toward an institutional theory of political participation -- Neoliberal reforms, the state, and opportunities for political participation -- Political institutions, engagement, and participation -- Uneven and incomplete democratization in Mexico -- Democratization, political competition, and political participation -- Political equality and democracy in Mexico
Control code
793341721
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822973805
Lccn
2010020951
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations
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22573/ctt6wj6jw
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remote
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(OCoLC)793341721
Label
Poverty of democracy : the institutional roots of political participation in Mexico, Claudio A. Holzner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The return of institutions : political opportunities and participation -- Toward an institutional theory of political participation -- Neoliberal reforms, the state, and opportunities for political participation -- Political institutions, engagement, and participation -- Uneven and incomplete democratization in Mexico -- Democratization, political competition, and political participation -- Political equality and democracy in Mexico
Control code
793341721
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822973805
Lccn
2010020951
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6wj6jw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793341721

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