Courting Democracy in Mexico: Party Strategies and Electoral Institutions

  • Publish Date: 2007-03-26
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Todd A. Eisenstadt
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Pitting opposition activists' post-electoral conflicts against their usage of regime-constructed electoral courts, this study of Mexico's gradual transition to democracy addresses the puzzle of why its opposition parties failed to use these autonomous courts. The electoral courts were established to mitigate Mexico's often violent post-electoral disputes at key moments of the country's 27-year democratic transition, and had formal guarantees of court independence from the Party of the Institutional Revolution (PRI).