Auteur: Servín, Elisa & Leticia Reina & John Tutino (red.)
Titel: Cycles of Conflict, Centuries of Change
Sub titel: Crisis, reform, and revolution in Mexico

This important collection explores how Mexicos tumultuous past informs its uncertain present and future. Cycles of crisis and reform, of conflict and change, have marked Mexicos modern history. The late eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries each brought efforts to integrate Mexico into globalizing economies, pressures on the countrys diverse peoples, and attempts at reform. The crises of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries led to revolutionary mobilizations and violent regime changes. The wars for independence that began in 1810 triggered conflicts that endured for decades; the national revolution that began in 1910 shaped Mexico for most of the twentieth century. In 2000, the PRI, which had ruled for more than seventy years, was defeated in an election some hailed as revolution by ballot. Mexico now struggles with the legacies of a late-twentieth-century crisis defined by accelerating globalization and the breakdown of an authoritarian regime that was increasingly unresponsive to historic mandates and popular demands. Leading Mexicanistshistorians and social scientists from Mexico, the United States, and Europeexamine the three fin-de-sicle eras of crisis. They focus on the role of the countrys local communities in advocating change from the eighteenth century to the present. They compare Mexicos revolutions of 1810 and 1910 and consider whether there might be a twenty-first-century recurrenceor if a globalizing, urbanizing, and democratizing world has so changed Mexico that revolution is improbable. Examining the political changes and social challenges of the late twentieth century, the contributors ask if a democratic transition is possible, and, if so, whether itis sufficient to address twenty-first-century demands for participation and justice.
2007, 424 pag., Euro 26
Duke University Press, Durham, ISBN 9780822340027

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