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By Joy K. Langston

while Mexico's authoritarian occasion of the Institutional Revolution (PRI) was once defeated within the 2000 presidential election after seventy-one years of uninterrupted rule, many analysts believed the get together may unavoidably splinter and cave in. An authoritarian social gathering with out keep watch over over executive assets and and not using a powerful nationwide govt creates either chance and incentive for formidable politicians to depart the social gathering and subscribe to a separate faction. To the shock of many, although, the PRI controlled to deviate from this trend, and back triumphantly to the presidency in 2012.

Democratization and Authoritarian get together Survival: Mexico's PRI argues that these authoritarian events that live on the transition to democratic elections achieve this simply because they can comply with electoral demanding situations and the pains of the poll field extra fast and successfully than their inner occasion opponents. similar to on the subject of the PRI, those electorally-oriented vote winners locate how you can cooperate and steer clear of the hazards of inner ruptures. these authoritarian events within which vote-winning factions are not able to defeat their intra-party opponents, or those who divide and fragment, are much less prone to live to tell the tale the transition to democratic voting.

Despite the curiosity in Mexico's former hegemonic occasion and its go back to energy, no full-length monograph has been devoted to learning its transformation. This e-book takes a protracted lens view of authoritarian celebration survival and zeros in at the transformation of Mexico's PRI, creating a noticeable and novel contribution to the broader literature on celebration organizational switch, authoritarian occasion survival, and democratization.

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