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The Resource Taking on Goliath : the emergence of a new left party and the struggle for democracy in Mexico, Kathleen Bruhn

Taking on Goliath : the emergence of a new left party and the struggle for democracy in Mexico, Kathleen Bruhn

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Taking on Goliath : the emergence of a new left party and the struggle for democracy in Mexico
Title
Taking on Goliath
Title remainder
the emergence of a new left party and the struggle for democracy in Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Bruhn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Taking on Goliath analyzes the formation and decline of the most successful opposition party challenge to Mexico's long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which, until 1988, had ruled unchallenged for more than sixty years. The emergence of this new left opposition in 1988 shattered the myth of PRI invincibility. However, its failure to capitalize on its initial success raises intriguing questions about the relationship between party creation and consolidation and about the sources of party system change and democratization. This book is the only major study in English of the origins and trajectory of the PRD, the party that today represents the unified Mexican left. Kathleen Bruhn draws on extensive field research, including interviews of major participants, local case studies of party organization, documentary evidence from party statutes and reports, and newspaper archives, as well as a statistical analysis of the basis of the left vote. The insights Bruhn offers into the different conditions that affect the functioning of political parties in their emergence and in their later consolidation apply broadly to many developing countries, but they especially help us understand the possibilities for greater democracy in Mexico today
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Bruhn, Kathleen
Dewey number
324/.0972/09049
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JL1298.A1
LC item number
B78 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Political parties
  • Partido de la Revolución Democrática (Mexico)
  • Partido Revolucionario Institucional
  • Mexico
Label
Taking on Goliath : the emergence of a new left party and the struggle for democracy in Mexico, Kathleen Bruhn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Problems of Party Building: Democracy, Institutionalization, and Activist Retention
  • 6.
  • Cardenismo Under Siege: Building Relationships with Other Actors
  • 7.
  • Reshaping Electoral Patterns: The Electoral (Mis)fortunes of the PRD
  • 8.
  • New Parties and the Dynamics of Democratization
  • App. A.
  • A PRD Family Tree: Acronym Guide
  • 1.
  • App. B.
  • Chronology of the PRD, 1985-1989
  • Democratization and Party System Change: The Rise (and Fall?) of the Cardenas Left
  • 2.
  • Being Priista Is Like Being Catholic: The Institutional and Political Context
  • 3.
  • The Birth of a New Political Option: Economic Crisis, Neoliberal Policies, and Detachment
  • 4.
  • A Trip to the Moon and Back Again: Party Emergence and Consolidation in the 1988 Presidential Election
Control code
33665202
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 365 pages
Isbn
9780271015873
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95047061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Taking on Goliath : the emergence of a new left party and the struggle for democracy in Mexico, Kathleen Bruhn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Problems of Party Building: Democracy, Institutionalization, and Activist Retention
  • 6.
  • Cardenismo Under Siege: Building Relationships with Other Actors
  • 7.
  • Reshaping Electoral Patterns: The Electoral (Mis)fortunes of the PRD
  • 8.
  • New Parties and the Dynamics of Democratization
  • App. A.
  • A PRD Family Tree: Acronym Guide
  • 1.
  • App. B.
  • Chronology of the PRD, 1985-1989
  • Democratization and Party System Change: The Rise (and Fall?) of the Cardenas Left
  • 2.
  • Being Priista Is Like Being Catholic: The Institutional and Political Context
  • 3.
  • The Birth of a New Political Option: Economic Crisis, Neoliberal Policies, and Detachment
  • 4.
  • A Trip to the Moon and Back Again: Party Emergence and Consolidation in the 1988 Presidential Election
Control code
33665202
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 365 pages
Isbn
9780271015873
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95047061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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