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The Logic of Compromise in Mexico: How the Countryside Was Key to the Emergence of Authoritarianism

Gladys I. McCormick


Under the helm of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Mexico witnessed one-party rule for almost eight decades, making it one of the most successful cases of authoritarianism in twentieth-century Latin America. Rather than an urban-centered process, the book shows that the foundations of this system were linked to the containment and repression of rural peoples, many of who went on to support the PRI. To understand this support, the book tracks three peasant brothers, Rubén, Porfirio, and Antonio Jaramillo, affiliated with large-scale sugar cooperatives in the south-central region of ... More

Keywords: Authoritarianism in Mexico, Rural Mexico, Sugar cooperatives in Mexico, Political violence in Mexico, Corruption in Mexico, Dirty war in Mexico, Ruben Jaramillo, PRI in Mexico, Collective memory, Secret police in Mexico

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469628943
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628943.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gladys I. McCormick, author