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Government and Politics in Mexico - JMM591
Anglický název: Government and Politics in Mexico
Zajišťuje: Katedra severoamerických studií (23-KAS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2014 do 2015
Semestr: zimní
Body: 4
E-Kredity: 4
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:kombinovaná
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 30 / 30 (25)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: čeština
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: PhDr. Mgr. et Mgr. Kryštof Kozák, Ph.D.
Vyučující: PhDr. Mgr. et Mgr. Kryštof Kozák, Ph.D.
Neslučitelnost : JMM488
Záměnnost : JMM488
Soubory Komentář
stáhnout ackelson_constructing_security.pdf Jason Ackelson: Constructing Security on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Political Geography 24 (2005) 165–184.
stáhnout Ai Camp Intro.pdf Roderic Ai Camp: Politics in Mexico, Oxford University Press, 2002, Introduction
stáhnout ai-camp-attitudes-leadership.pdf Roderic Ai Camp: Politics in Mexico, The Democratic Consolidation, Oxford University Press, 2007: Political Attitudes and Their Origins: Partisanship, Alienation, and Tolerance.
stáhnout ai-camp-groups.pdf Roderic Ai Camp: Politics in Mexico, The Democratic Consolidation, Oxford University Press, 2007: Groups and the State: What Is the Relationship?
stáhnout ai-camp-intro-history.pdf Roderic Ai Camp: Politics in Mexico, The Democratic Consolidation, Oxford University Press, 2007: Comparative context and historical legacies.
stáhnout anguiano-cardenas.pdf Arturo Anguiano: Cárdenas and the Masses, The Mexico Reader. History, Culture and Politics, Duke University Press, 2002
stáhnout azaldua-mestiza.PDF Gloria Azaldua: Borderlands/La Frontera, The New Mestiza, Aunt Lute Books, 1999. La conciencia de la mestiza.
stáhnout calles-institutions.pdf Plutarco Elías Calles: Mexico Must Become a Nation of Institutions ans Laws, in: The Mexico Reader. History, Culture and Politics, Duke University Press, 2002
stáhnout camin-miracle.PDF Hector Aguilar Camín and Lorenzo Meyer: In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution, Chapter 5-The Mexican Miracle.
stáhnout camp-governance.pdf Roderic Ai Camp: Politics in Mexico, Oxford Univesity Press, 1999, Who Governs? The Structure of Decision Making.
stáhnout carpenter-drugs.PDF Ted Galen Carpenter: Bad Neighbor Policy. Washington's Futile War on Drugs in Latin America, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, Mexico: The Next Colombia?
stáhnout Cartones_overview_2011.docx Cartones_2011
stáhnout castaneda-limits.PDF Jorge Castaneda, Robert A. Pastor: Limits to Friendship, Vintage Books, 1989, Chapter1
stáhnout constitution-eng.pdf Mexican Constitution in English, 2005
stáhnout cpeum_ingles_ref_26_feb_2013_pdf_81046.pdf Constitution of Mexico, October 8, 2013
stáhnout dietz-indigenismo.pdf Gunther Dietz: From Indigenismo to Zapatismo. The Struggle for a Multi-ethnic Mexican Society, in: Nancy Grey Postero and Leon Zamosc, The Struggle for Indigenous Rights in Latin America, Sussex Academic Press, 2004
stáhnout dietz-indigenismo2.pdf Gunther Dietz: From Indigenismo to Zapatismo. The Struggle for a Multi-ethnic Mexican Society, in: Nancy Grey Postero and Leon Zamosc, The Struggle for Indigenous Rights in Latin America, Sussex Academic Press, 2004
stáhnout dillon-1994.PDF Sam Dillon and Julia Preston, Opening Mexico, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2000, Chapter: 1994
stáhnout doyle-forgetting.pdf Kate Doyle: Justice is not Forgetting, World Policy Journal, Summer 2003
stáhnout Economist_A tale of two Mexicos.docx The Economist: A Tale of Two Mexicos, 2008
stáhnout edmonds-mexico-political-change.pdf Emily Edmonds-Poli and David A. Shirk (eds.): Contemporary Mexican Politics. Rowan and Littlefield, 2012. Mexican Democratization, 1968 to the Present.
stáhnout edmonds-poli-elections-parties.pdf Emily Edmonds-Poli and David A. Shirk (eds.): Contemporary Mexican Politics. Rowan and Littlefield, 2012. Political Parties and Elections.
stáhnout freeman-trap.pdf Laurie Freeman and Jose Luis Serra, Mexico. The Militarization Trap, in: Coletta A. Youngers, Eileen Rosin: Drugs and Democracy in Latin America, Lynne Riener Publishers, 2000
stáhnout Gilbert-textbook-controversy.pdf Dennis Gilbert: Rewriting History: Salinas, Zedillo and the 1992 Textbook Controversy, Mexican Studies / Estudios Mexicanos, Vol. 13, No. 2, (Summer, 1997), pp. 271-297
stáhnout Haber-Mexico since 1980-selected chapters.pdf Stephen Haber et al.: Mexico since 1980, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
stáhnout haber-mexico-politics.PDF Stephen Haber et al., Mexico Since 1980, Cambridge University Press, 2006, Chapter 5, The Transformation of Mexican Politics
stáhnout Henriques-Patel-NAFTA and agriculture.pdf Gisele Henriques and Raj Patel: NAFTA, Corn, and Mexico´s Agricultural Trade Liberalization, in: Americas Program, February 2004
stáhnout chasteen_latin_america.pdf John C. Chasteen, James A. Wood (eds.), Problems in Modern Latin American History. Sources and Interpretations. SR Books, 1999. Globalization and Latin America
stáhnout inequality_oxfam.pdf Gerardo Esquivel Hernandez: Extreme Inequality in Mexico / Concentration of Economic and Political Power, Oxfam Report, June 2015
stáhnout klesner-end-of-onepartyrule.pdf Joseph L. Klesner: The End of Mexico's One-Party Regime Author(s)PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Mar., 2001), pp. 107-114
stáhnout Kozak-facing-asymmetry-published.pdf Kryštof Kozák: Facing Asymmetry. Bridging the Gap in U.S.-Mexican Relations. Peter-Lang Verlag, 2008.
stáhnout levy_nogrowthwithoutequity.pdf Santiago Levy and Michael Walton (eds.), No Growth Without Equity? Inequality, Interests, and Competition in Mexico. ©2009 The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank
stáhnout malkin_elections_2009.docx Elisabeth Malkin: Opposition Wins Majority in Mexican Vote, The New York Times, July 5, 2009.
stáhnout malkin_nieto.docx Elisabeth Malkin: A Departing Governor Looks Ahead to a Bigger Prize in Mexico, The New York Times, July 2, 2011.
stáhnout mckinley_amlo.docx James C. McKinley: Mexico’s Losing Leftist Defiantly Awaits Election Ruling, The New York Times, July 23, 2006.
stáhnout Meyer-Crossroads.pdf Maureen Meyer et al.: At a Crossroads: Drug Trafficking, Violence and the Mexican State, Washington Office on Latin America, Briefing Paper 13, November 2007.
stáhnout Mosaic_topics_complete_2011.docx Mosaic_topics_2011
stáhnout paz-chingada.pdf Octavio Paz: The Sons of La Malinche, in: The Mexico Reader. History, Culture and Politics, Duke University Press, 2002,
stáhnout quinones_telenovelas.pdf Sam Quinones: True Tales from Another Mexico, The University of New Mexico Press, 2001. Telenovelas.
stáhnout rohter_chilangos.pdf Larry Rohter: Scornful and Scorned, the New Yorkers of Mexico, August 8, 1988, The New York Times.
stáhnout Salas-NAFTA.pdf Carlos Salas: Between Unemployment and Insecurity in Mexico/NAFTA enters its second decade, in: EPI Briefing Paper N. 173, September 2006
stáhnout smith_mexico.pdf Thomas E. Skidmore, Peter H. Smith: Modern Latin America, 4th edition, Oxford University Press, 2000. (Chapter: Mexico, The Taming of a Revolution)
stáhnout williams-resurgent.pdf Edward J. Williams: The Resurgent North and Contemporary Mexican Regionalism, Mexican Studies / Estudios Mexicanos, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer, 1990), pp. 299-323
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Michala Bernkopfová, Ph.D. (13.09.2016)

This course introduces students to the study of Mexican politics and government from an interdisciplinary perspective.
It focuses on current Mexican politics, government and institutional structure within a broader historical and cultural context and with the implications for the Mexican economy and society. Critical problems in public policies are also reflected and discussed throughout the course.
Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Michala Bernkopfová, Ph.D. (13.09.2016)

Government and Politics in Mexico

 

Course requirements:

 

1. Active participation, including thorough preparation for each class - 30%

Students are required to read and be ready to discuss assigned texts, which are available in the SIS system.

 

 

2. Presentation of supporting mosaic topics - 10%

 

Each student will have a very short presentation (max. 7 minutes, strictly enforced) about a subject relevant to the class on each date. Some suggested topics are listed in the course program. Students are encouraged to come up with their own topics relevant for the class, but these need to be approved by the instructor.

 

For each topic, at least one third of the presentation should be devoted to its relevance in the context of the Mexican politics and government, or to the specific topic of the class. Comparisons to the U.S. and European contexts are strongly encouraged. Instead of trying to present as much data as possible, focus on one or two interesting aspects or connections.

 

3. Written paper on the supporting mosaic topic - 20%

 

Two weeks after the presentation, the student should hand in the mosaic topic in writing. It should be in a standard academic paper format. Pictures, graphs and figures are encouraged. The text should be 7000 - 9000 characters long including spaces. Again, at least one third of the paper should be devoted to its relevance in the context of the Mexican politics and government, or to the specific topic of the class. Comparisons to the U.S. or European contexts are strongly encouraged. Instead of trying to present as much data as possible, focus on one or two interesting aspects or connections.

At the end of the class, the best papers will be published at the postni.to web portal. 

 

 

4. Final exam - 40%

In the first part, students will have to provide definitions for basic terms and concepts from the readings, the second part will be based on short questions, and the last part will contain more general questions which will require a longer response based on thorough understanding of the course materials.

 

Classification: 70-80% good, 81-90% very good, 91-100% excellent

 

 

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Michala Bernkopfová, Ph.D. (14.09.2016)

Government and Politics in Mexico

Course program 

 

1

11. 10. Introduction

Course requirements, course program, introduction into Mexican issues and politics

 

Mandatory Readings:

John C. Chasteen, James A. Wood (eds.), Problems in Modern Latin American History. Sources and Interpretations. SR Books, 1999. Globalization and Latin America

Roderic Ai Camp: Politics in Mexico, The Democratic Consolidation, Oxford University Press, 2007: Mexico in Comparative Context.

 

Visit Mexico

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgFao8RYeQ8&spfreload=1

Cultural diversity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jciVmLL_UgY

24 hours in Mexico City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN0k-TjeTV4

 

 

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18. 10. Historical background

Mandatory Readings:

Roderic Ai Camp: Politics in Mexico, The Democratic Consolidation, Oxford University Press, 2007: Political-Historical Roots. (Historical legacies)

 

Recommended:

Thomas E. Skidmore, Peter H. Smith: Modern Latin America, 4th edition, Oxford University Press, 2000. (Chapter: Mexico, The Taming of a Revolution)

Hector Aguilar Camín and Lorenzo Meyer: In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution, Chapter 5-The Mexican Miracle.

 

Possible Mosaic Topics:

Racial groups in Mexico, Spanish administration of New Spain, encomienda, repartimiento, indigenous community, power of the catholic church in Mexico, Benito Juárez, Lerdo Law, Porfirio Díaz, Venustiano Carranza, 1917 Constitution, Cristero Revolution, Lázaro Cárdenas

 

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25. 10. Political parties and national elections

Mandatory Readings:

Emily Edmonds Poli and David A. Shirk: Contemporary Mexican Politics. Rowan and Littlefield. Chapter Political Parties and Elections in Mexico.

 

Recommended:

Stephen Haber et al.: Mexico since 1980, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Mexico Before 1982

The End of Mexico's One-Party Regime Author(s): Joseph L. Klesner Source: PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Mar., 2001), pp. 107-114

James C. McKinley: Mexico’s Losing Leftist Defiantly Awaits Election Ruling, The New York Times, July 23, 2006.

Elisabeth Malkin: Opposition Wins Majority in Mexican Vote, The New York Times, July 5, 2009.

Elisabeth Malkin: A Departing Governor Looks Ahead to a Bigger Prize in Mexico, The New York Times, July 2, 2011.

 

Possible Mosaic Topics:

Andrés Manuel Lopéz Obrador, Felipe Calderón, Enrique Peňa Nieto, YoSoy132 movement, leading presidential candidates for 2012, strategies for electoral campaigns, opinion polls agencies in Mexico, IFE, popular movements other than political parties, El Barzón

 

AMLO ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbIaqx3Hys4

Pena Nieto ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XnhV7FMHxo&feature=relmfu 

Vazquez Mota ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VZHuFgKARE

YoSoy132Academicos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqL_7Ds0NII

YoSoy132Estudiantes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRg-pcaGZfs

 

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1. 11. Political and Economic Transformation in Mexico

Mandatory Readings:

Emily Edmonds-Poli and David A. Shirk (eds.): Contemporary Mexican Politics. Rowan and Littlefield, 2012. Mexican Democratization, 1968 to the Present.

 

Recommended:

Stephen Haber et al., Mexico Since 1980, Cambridge University Press, 2008, The Transformation of Mexican Politics.

Kate Doyle: Justice is not Forgetting, World Policy Journal, Summer 2003

Dennis Gilbert: Rewriting History: Salinas, Zedillo and the 1992 Textbook Controversy, Mexican Studies / Estudios Mexicanos, Vol. 13, No. 2, (Summer, 1997), pp. 271-297

Sam Dillon and Julia Preston, Opening Mexico, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2000, Chapter: 1994

 

Possible Mosaic Topics:

Main causes of the 1982 debt crisis, Luis Echevería, López Portillo, Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Ernesto Zedillo, Vicente Fox, Donaldo Colosio, 1988 election campaign, 2000 election campaign.

  

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8. 11. NAFTA and its impact on Mexican economy and society

Mandatory Readings:

Gisele Henriques and Raj Patel: NAFTA, Corn, and Mexico´s Agricultural Trade Liberalization, in: Americas Program, February 2004

 

Recommended:

Carlos Salas: Between Unemployment and Insecurity in Mexico/NAFTA enters its second decade, in: EPI Briefing Paper N. 173, September 2006

Stephen Haber et al.: Mexico since 1980, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. The Causes and Consequences of Free Trade

 

Possible Mosaic Topics:

Conditions for making business in Mexico, Mexican export, Mexican import, small-scale agrarian producers, large agro-industries, Mexican banking sector, multi-corporations and monopolies, Carlos Slim. Azcárraga family

 

Invest in Mexico

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwDA08sc3eY

 

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15. 11. Mexican Constitution - Mgr. Tereza Krauzová

Mandatory Readings:

Mexican Constitution in English, 2013

U.S. Constitution (https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/constitution, https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/overview)

 

Recommended:

Plutarco Elías Calles: Mexico Must Become a Nation of Institutions and Laws, in: The Mexico Reader. History, Culture and Politics, Duke University Press, 2002

 

Possible Mosaic Topics:

Comparative analysis of executive, legislative, judicial branch. In depth analysis of any article from the constitution, famous cases decided by Mexican Supreme Court.

 

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22. 11. Political Groups and Attitudes

Mandatory Readings:

Roderic Ai Camp: Politics in Mexico, The Democratic Consolidation, Oxford University Press, 2007: Political Attitudes and Their Origins: Partisanship, Alienation, and Tolerance.

Roderic Ai Camp: Politics in Mexico, The Democratic Consolidation, Oxford University Press, 2007: Rising to the Top: The Recruitment of Political Leadership.

Roderic Ai Camp: Politics in Mexico, The Democratic Consolidation, Oxford University Press, 2007: Groups and the State: What Is the Relationship?

 

Possible mosaic topics:

Camarilla, technocrats, Trade unions in Mexico, CNTE and its section 22, protest against the education reform, Business lobby in Mexico, Mexican guerrillas, Mexican NGOs.

 

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29. 11. Indigenous movements and protest

Mandatory Readings:

Gunther Dietz: From Indigenismo to Zapatismo. The Struggle for a Multi-ethnic Mexican Society, in: Nancy Grey Postero and Leon Zamosc, The Struggle for Indigenous Rights in Latin America, Sussex Academic Press, 2004

 

Recommended:

John C. Chasteen, James A. Wood (eds.), Problems in Modern Latin American History. Sources and Interpretations. SR Books, 1999. Globalization and Latin America

 

Possible Mosaic Topics:

Ethnic groups in Mexico, Nahuas, indigenous community today, historical development of indigenous land tenure, indigenismo, indigenous movements and cooperatives today, formation of the EZLN, Subcomandante Marcos, Procampo, Pronasol, Oportunidades, structure of Mexican agriculture, bilingual and bicultural education in Mexico.

 

 

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6. 12. Inequality and government in Mexico

Mandatory Readings:

Santiago Levy and Michael Walton (eds.), No Growth Without Equity? Inequality, Interests, and Competition in Mexico. ©2009 The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank (Chapter: The Inequality Trap and Its Links to Low Growth in Mexico)

 

Recommended:

Gerardo Esquivel Hernandez: Extreme Inequality in Mexico / Concentration of Economic and Political Power, Oxfam Report, June 2015

 

Possible Mosaic Topics:

Major problems in education, transportation, energy sector, mining, judicial systém, social policies, universities, racism within Mexico, Mexican middle class, social mobility in Mexico, monopolies, Mexican billionaires, Mexican banking sector, Pacto por México.

 

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13. 12. Drug War

Mandatory Readings:

Luis Astorga: Drug Trafficking in Mexico: A First General Assessment, Management of Social Transformations, 2001. 

http://www.unesco.org/most/astorga.htm

Jorge Castaneda: Alternatives to Drug War: 

http://www.cato.org/publications/economic-development-bulletin/time-alternative-mexicos-drug-war

 

Recommended:

Ted Galen Carpenter: Bad Neighbor Policy. Washington's Futile War on Drugs in Latin America, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, Mexico: The Next Colombia?

Laurie Freeman and Jose Luis Serra, Mexico. The Militarization Trap, in: Coletta A. Youngers, Eileen Rosin: Drugs and Democracy in Latin America, Lynne Riener Publishers, 2000

Maureen Meyer et al.: At a Crossroads: Drug Trafficking, Violence and the Mexican State, Washington Office on Latin America, Briefing Paper 13, November 2007.

 

Possible Mosaic Topics:

Colombian connection, Gutierrez Rebollo, Los Zetas, economy of the drug trade, murders of women in Ciudad Juaréz, Felix Gallardo, El Chapo Guzmán, cardinal Posadas, Raúl Salinas

 

Tucanes de Tijuana: El Diablo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4q5Yfb2-jc

 

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20. 12. Mexico – U.S. Relations

Mandatory Readings:

Jorge Castaneda and Robert Pastor. Limits to Friendship. Farar, Straus, Giroux, 1989.  

Clare Ribando Seelke: Mexico: Background and U.S. Relations, Congressional Research Service, December 16, 2014, at: https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42917.pdf

 

Recommended: 

Kryštof Kozák: Facing Asymmetry. Bridging the Gap in U.S.-Mexican Relations. Peter-Lang Verlag, 2008. Conclusions

 

Possible Mosaic Topics:

Mexico’s relations with China, Europe, Brazil, Guatemala, Japan, structure of Mexican trade, major exports and imports, political implications of trade patterns, Mexican position in 2003 Iraq invasion, official foreign policy doctrine.

 

 

 

 

Anti-plagiarism reminder:

(A) Any use of quoted texts in seminar papers and theses must be acknowledged. Such use must meet the following conditions: (1) the beginning and end of the quoted passage must be shown with quotation marks; (2) when quoting from periodicals or books, the name(s) of author(s), book or article titles, the year of publication, and page from which the passage is quoted must all be stated in footnotes or endnotes; (3) internet sourcing must include a full web address where the text can be found as well as the date the web page was visited by the author.

(B) In case the use of any texts other than those written by the author is established without proper acknowledgement as defined in (A), the paper or thesis will be deemed plagiarized and handed over to the Disciplinary Commission of the Faculty of Social Sciences.  

 
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