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The PRD and the Mexican Left

Kathleen Bruhn

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195377385
Published online May 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195377385.013.0009

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 The PRD and the Mexican Left

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This article focuses on the Mexican Left and the Partido de la Revolución Democrática. It first analyzes the relationship between the democratization of Mexico's political system and the arrival of the modern Mexican Left. It then investigates the Left's pathologies in order to understand better the tensions and internal dynamics of Mexican politics. Lastly, the article identifies the implications of the Left's development for the kind of democracy that is being secured in the country.

Keywords: Mexican Left; Partido de la Revolución Democrática; democratization; tensions; internal dynamics; Left's pathologies

Article.  11224 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Regional Political Studies

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