REPRESENTATION AND DEMOCRACY

  •     Monsiváis Carrillo, Carlos Alejandro. La democracia insuficiente : expectativas, deficiencias y descontento políticos en México. / Alejandro Monsiváis Carrillo. Tijuana, Baja California, México: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 2017. ISBN: 9786074792676; 6074792674 - Extended analysis on what author terms 'Mexican political system's outstanding ability to raise doubts about its democratic qualities.' Based on concept of democratic control, references normative ideas about democracy to issues such as regime, rela…
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  •      Los nuevos dilemas de la democracia en México. / Oscar Nicasio Lagunes López (coordinador). Puebla, Puebla: Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Dirección de Fomento Editorial, 2017. ISBN: 9786075254111 - Theoretic and practical analyses on core problems of Mexican democracy, particularly on importance of presidential candidates independent of political parties and of institutional support (or lack thereof) for this incipient category of participation…
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  •      La democracia inhospitalaria : estudios multidisciplinarios sobre la vida pública en San Luis Potosí. / Patricio Rubio Ortiz, Hugo Alejandro Borjas García y Alejandro Chávez Segura, coordinadores. San Luis Potosí, S.L.P.: El Colegio de San Luis, 2017. (Colección Investigaciones) ISBN: 9786078500277 - Essays on changes (or lack thereof) experienced by citizens of San Luis Potosi's during years of "alternation" (i.e. variation of political party in power) from 1990 to present. Authors point to problems such as "hyper-politicization" of public spac…
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  •      Los dilemas de la política del reconocimiento en México. / Charlynne Curiel, Jorge Hernández-Díaz, Holly Worthen (coordinadores). México: Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociológicas; Juan Pablos Editor, 2015. ISBN: 9786077113294 - Six papers that analyze results and discuss experiences of indigenous self-government and autonomy in Oaxaca during 20 years after state first recognized "uses and customs" as valid normative system. Authors address issues relating to international m…
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  •     Conde Flores, Silvia. Cartilla ciudadana. / Silvia Conde Flores, José Luis Gutiérrez Espíndola, María Concepción Chávez Romo ; Enrique Florescano (coordinador). México, D. F.: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2015. ISBN: 9786071632654 - Basic primer on civic participation, democracy and rights in Mexico. Instructs citizens on principles, laws and institutions and channels by which they can exercise their right to be involved in political life of their communities and nation. Openi…
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  •      Surcando la democracia : México y sus realidades. / René Torres-Ruiz, Helena Varela Guinot (coordinadores). Toluca, Estado de México: Instituto Electoral del Estado de México; México, D.F.: Universidad Iberoamericana ; Editorial Fontamara, 2015. (Colección Argumentos, 275) ISBN: 9786077361541 - Eighteen texts about advances and setbacks in Mexico's process of political change, based on premise that democracy is more than method for electing leadership. Comprises five parts: theoretic discussion; political reform, parties and elections; pre…
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  •      Gobernabilidad y autoritarismo. / coordinador, Raúl Rodarte García. Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, México: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, 2015. ISBN: 9786074824049 - Studies dealing with problems of lack of government legitimacy and of civic participation despite widespread "democratization" of political life in Mexico. Topics include "micro" and and "macro" issues such as selection of party candidates in Hidalgo…
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