Edited by Salvador Martí i Puig, Reynaldo Yunuen Ortega Ortiz, Mª Fernanda Somuano Ventura and Claire Wright. Published 2014. ISBN:9781908857064
Democracy in Mexico. Attitudes and perceptions of citizens at national and local level, offers an important contribution to one of the more complex and multifaceted political processes of recent decades in Latin America: Mexico’s democratisation at the national and subnational levels.
The chapters – on topics including the quality of democracy, political participation and insecurity, amongst others – have been researched and written by a group of academics from the University of Salamanca and El Colegio de México, with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).
Importantly, the volume is based on two surveys carried out throughout Mexico in 2009 and in 2011. The result of this period of collaboration is one of the few existing studies on democratic processes in the Mexican states, which we hope will provoke an important debate within the academic community.
Salvador Martí i Puig is a permanent lecturer at the University of Salamanca and member of the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB).
Reynaldo Yunuen Ortega Ortíz is the director of the journal Foro Internacional and lecturer-researcher in the Centre of International Studies at the Colegio de México.
Mª Fernanda Somuano Ventura is academic coordinator of the Master’s in Political Science and lecturer-researcher in the Centre of International Studies at the Colegio de México.
Claire Wright is a lecturer and researcher in Political Science at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Mexico.