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Enduring challenges of Mexico's electoral democracy
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, División de Estudios Políticos, 2015)
Mexico provides significant insight into the modern challenges being faced by many electoral democracies as they strive to become liberal democracies. Based on the 2012 presidential election and subsequent contests, this ...
Was Mexico's 2012 election undemocratic?: assessing the fraud accusations
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, División de Estudios Políticos, 2013)
This essay studies the main allegations of undemocratic practices in the 2012 election in Mexico, such as vote buying, clientelism and media bias. I evaluate the merit of each accusation based on the available evidence ...
Vote buying with illegal resources: manifestation of a weak rule of law in Mexico
(Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, División de Estudios Políticos, 2016)
Mexico’s consolidation strategy seems to be reaching a limit. The country’s transition from authoritarianism was largely based on a series of electoral reforms leveling the playing field in elections. While this strategy ...