Fall 2007

Mexico 2006: The Presidential Election and its Consequences for Democracy

Sergio Aguayo
El Colegio de México

A third of Mexicans still believe that the 2006 presidential election was irregular or fraudulent. In this seminar we will examine the election within the framework of the slow and difficult road towards democracy. Among the issues explored will be: the changes undergone in Mexico during Vicente Fox’s presidential term; the reasons why Mexican elections are among the most expensive in the world; the role played by political parties; and the difficult challenges facing society today. In other words, we will dissect the state of Mexican democracy.

Sergio Aguayo is Professor of International Studies at El Colegio de México. He is also active in the promotion of democracy and human rights through organizations such as Civic Alliance and the Mexican Academy of Human Rights. His weekly column appears in Reforma and he is a panelist on the weekly television program Primer Plano.

September 27 – October 25, Thursdays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Ethnic Studies Conference Room, 554 Barrows Hall

This course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.

Undergraduates – LAS 198, CC#49135, P/NP
Graduates – LAS 298, CC#49166, S/U

Please note: Drop-ins will not be admitted.

If you have questions, please contact Dionicia Ramos at diony@berkeley.edu.

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