Political Corruption in Mexico: The Impact of Democratization Stephen D. Morris
Has the fundamental shift in Mexico's political system away from single-party authoritarian rule had any impact on the pattern of corruption that has plagued the country for years? Is there less or more corruption today? Have different types of corruption emerged? If so, why?
Stephen Morris addresses these questions, comprehensively exploring how the changes of the past decade—political, structural, institutional, and even cultural—have affected the scope, nature, and perception of political corruption in Mexico. More broadly, his analysis sheds new light on the impact of democratization on political corruption, the conditions that make effective reform possible, and the limits of an institutional approach to understanding the corruption equation.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen D. Morris is professor of political science at Middle Tennesse State University. His numerous publications on Mexico include Gringolandia: Mexican Identity and Perception of the U.S. and Political Reformism in Mexico: An Overview of Contemporary Mexican Politics, and he is also coeditor (with Charles T. Blake) of the forthcoming Corruption and Democracy in Latin America and Corruption and Politics in Latin America.
- Political Corruption and Change in Mexico.
- The Impact of New Politics.
- Changing State-Society Relations.
- Fox’s Anticorruption Reforms.
- Exploring Perceptions of Corruption.
- Participation in Corruption.
- Shifting Patterns of Corruption.
- The Role of Culture?
- Appendixes: Mexican Corruption in Comparative Perspective. Cases and Scandals.