1st Edition

Don't Disturb the Neighbors
The US and Democracy in Mexico, 1980-1995

ISBN 9780415923057
Published February 15, 2001 by Routledge
216 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Jacqueline Mazza works for the Inter-American Development Bank where she is responsible for policy research and developing grant projects throughout Latin America. She has more than 20 years experience with U.S. foreign policy, research, and development, including five years as a U.S. congressional aide.


"A fascinating study of Mexico's transition to democracy." -- Foreign Affairs
"Why has the United States done so little for so long to promote democracy in Mexico? Jacqueline Mazza skillfully explores this surprisingly neglected question in an important contribution to the literature on U.S. democracy promotion and U.S.-Latin American relations. - Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace."
"Mazza's insightful book sheds considerable light on both the possibilities and limitations of US efforts to promote democracy in Mexico. It is a fascinating case study, cogently argued and richly documented, that should be read by practitioners and analysts alike. -Michael Shifter, Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue."
"Through extensive interviews and research in primary materials, Mazza has done a superb job in demonstrating that a deeply ingrained, unspoken 'operational code' shaped a U.S. policy of pragmatic passivity with respect to Mexico's so-called 'perfect dictatorship.' - John Bailey, Professor of Government, Georgetown University."