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Camp, Roderic A.

Overview
Works: 83 works in 508 publications in 2 languages and 21,305 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Church history  Interviews  Fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Composer, Collector
Classifications: JL1281, 306.20972
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roderic A Camp
Mexico's mandarins : crafting a power elite for the twenty-first century by Roderic A Camp( )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mexico : what everyone needs to know by Roderic A Camp( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today all would agree that Mexico and the United States have never been closer, that the fates of the two republics are inextricably intertwined. It has become an intimate part of life in almost every community in the United States, through immigration, imported produce, business ties, or illegal drugs. It is less a neighbor than a sibling; no matter what our differences, it is intricately a part of our existence. In this contribution to Oxford's acclaimed series, What Everyone Needs to Know, the author gives readers the most essential information about our sister republic to the south. He organizes chapters around major themes such as security and violence, economic development, foreign relations, the colonial heritage, and more. He asks questions that take us beyond the headlines: Why does Mexico have so much drug violence? What was the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement? How democratic is Mexico? Who were Benito Juarez and Pancho Villa? What is the PRI (the Institutional Revolutionary Party)? The answers are sometimes surprising. Despite ratification of NAFTA, for example, Mexico has fallen behind Brazil and Chile in economic growth and rates of poverty. He explains that lack of labor flexibility, along with low levels of transparency and high levels of corruption, make Mexico less competitive than some other Latin American countries. The drug trade, of course, enhances corruption and feeds on poverty; approximately 450,000 Mexicans now work in this sector. But he also reveals that President Calderon's recent assault on narcotics smugglers, and the violence resulting from it, may have actually lessened the government's control of parts of the country and national institutions
Crossing swords : politics and religion in Mexico by Roderic A Camp( )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incorporating comparative literature from the United States and Europe, Crossing Swords reaches a number of challenging conclusions about the interlocking relationship between religion and politics, casting light on both general theoretical arguments and on the peculiarities of the Mexican case. A comprehensive and original look at a topic of importance well beyond Mexico, this book will be essential reading for scholars and students of religion generally as well as those involved with Latin America
Mexican political biographies, 1935-1993 by Roderic A Camp( )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen views of democracy in Latin America by Roderic A Camp( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains: Data from 1998 Hewlett survey in Latin America
Politics in Mexico : the decline of authoritarianism by Roderic A Camp( )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thoroughly grounded in Mexican history and based on extensive field research, this introduction to the politics of Mexico, now in its third edition, examines the roots of Mexico's contemporary political culture. Politics in Mexico not only explores the structure of government and its electoral process but also looks at the impact of the political and economic modernization since 1988 and the possibilities for Mexico's future. Completely updated throughout, this text includes the 1997 electoral data and polling material as well as expanded sections on women, drug-related corruption, the armed forces in Mexico, and nongovernmental organizations and human rights groups."--Jacket
Mexican political biographies, 1884-1935 by Roderic A Camp( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entrepreneurs and politics in twentieth-century Mexico by Roderic A Camp( )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work explores the complex political relationship between the Mexican state and leading businessmen from the 1920s to the present
Politics in Mexico by Roderic A Camp( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoroughly grounded in Mexican history, based on extensive field research and unpublished survey data from Mexican public opinion polls, this introduction to the politics of Mexico examines not only the roots of its contemporary political culture, but the structure of government, electoral process, issues of corruption and foreign policy, and possible future directions. Covering citizen values as well as institutions, it examines socialization, citizen participation and voting, and leadership recruitment. Comparing Mexico's political processes to those of the U.S. and other nations, this pathbreaking work also offers a comprehensive examination of American influence on domestic Mexican politics. It is essential reading for anyone fascinated by Mexico, or the broader realm of comparative politics.--Publisher description
Mexican political biographies, 1935-2009 by Roderic A Camp( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains full text of the print volume, in Adobe Acrobat
Polling for democracy : public opinion and political liberalization in Mexico( )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recognizing heightened significance of Mexican public survey research, series of essays illuminates the state of Mexican polling and its impact on political liberalization. Well-integrated volume"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Intellectuals and the state in twentieth-century Mexico by Roderic A Camp( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In developing countries, the extent to which intellectuals disengage themselves in state activities has widespread consequences for the social, political, and economic development of those societies. Roderic Camp's examination of intellectuals in Mexico is the first study of a Latin American country to detail the structure of intellectual life, rather than merely considering intellectual ideas. Camp has used original sources, including extensive interviews, to provide new data about the evolution of leading Mexican intellectuals and their relationship to politics and politicians since 1920.--Publisher description
The successor by Roderic A Camp( )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1999, and Professor Kent Cornett has intended to do research of the background of the three leading candidates to become Mexico's next president. Instead he's involved in murder, espionage, and intrigue
Democracy in Latin America : patterns and cycles by Roderic A Camp( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collection of some of the best articles previously published by political scientists on the problems of democracy and development in Latin America highlight the nature of intellectual debate on the subject. Brief introduction by Mattiace and Camp examines the scholarly work on the conditions and variables - political culture and structure, grass-roots democratic practices, and economic crisis management - that are essential to constructing and consolidating a democratic regime. Although useful for providing a historical context on the nature of democracy and development in Latin America, the overall value of the volume is hampered by the absence of an index"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Politics in Mexico : the democratic consolidation by Roderic A Camp( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thoroughly grounded in Mexican history and based on extensive field research, this introduction examines the roots of Mexico's contemporary political culture and its democratic transformation. Now in its fifth edition, Politics in Mexico has been completely updated and revised to cover the 2006 presidential elections. Featuring data from four recent major research projects, the book discusses the historical background and evolution of voter behavior responsible for sweeping Mr. Fox into office in 2000 and electing his successors 2006. It analyzes the increasingly important role of Congress and the relationship between Mexico and the United States. This edition features new data and tables based on original survey research that strengthens existing coverage of women, religion and politics, decision-making, political participation, citizen socialization voter behavior, federalism, and electoral politics. Engagingly written by one of the top scholars in the field, Politics in Mexico is essential reading for students of Mexican or Latin American politics, comparative politics, and Mexican history."--Jacket
The making of a government : political leaders in modern Mexico by Roderic A Camp( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metamorphosis of leadership in a democratic Mexico by Roderic A Camp( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Roderic Ai Camp, one of the most distinguished scholars of Mexican politics, looks at two major longitudinal trends in the country's leadership. First, he examines how Mexican political leadership has evolved since the 1930s and in what ways, beyond ideology, the shift from a semi-authoritarian, one-party system to a democratic, electoral system has altered the country's leadership. Second, Camp identifies those aspects of Mexican leadership that have been most affected by this shift in political models and when and why the changes in leadership occurred. Rather than viewing Mexico's current government as a true democracy, Camp sees it as undergoing a process of consolidation. Under this consolidation, the competitive electoral process has resulted in a system of governing institutions that are supported by the majority of citizens. It has also resulted in an increase in plurality. Accordingly, Camp looks at the relationship between the decentralization of political power and the changing characteristics, experiences, and paths to power of national leaders
Mexico's leaders, their education & recruitment by Roderic A Camp( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's who in Mexico today by Roderic A Camp( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico's political stability : the next five years by Roderic A Camp( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mexico's mandarins : crafting a power elite for the twenty-first century
Alternative Names
Ai-Camp, Roderic 1945-

Camp, Roderic 1945-

Camp, Roderic A.

Camp, Roderic A. 1945-

Camp, Roderic A. (Roderic Ai), 1945-

Camp, Roderic Ai

Roderic Ai Camp U.S. Academic specialized in Mexican studies

Languages
English (256)

Spanish (51)

Covers
Mexico : what everyone needs to knowCrossing swords : politics and religion in MexicoMexican political biographies, 1935-1993Citizen views of democracy in Latin AmericaPolitics in Mexico : the decline of authoritarianismEntrepreneurs and politics in twentieth-century MexicoPolitics in MexicoMexican political biographies, 1935-2009