Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico. Oxford Studies in Democratization.


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How can the seeds of accountability ever grow in authoritarian environments? Embedding accountability into the state is an inherently uneven, partial and contested process. Campaigns for public accountability often win limited concessions at best, but they can leave cracks in the system that serve as handholds for subsequent efforts to open up the state to public scrutiny. This book explores the how civil society "thickens" by comparing two decades of rural citizens' struggles to hold the Mexican state accountable, ...

Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico: Oxford Studies in Democratization 2008, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199208852