Political Stability and Democracy in Mexico: The "Perfect Dictatorship"?

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Index
Adaptability, 2; limits to, 122-26; and pendulum theory, 129; under Salinas, 211-12; and stability, 5, 99-126
Agriculture, 73-76; investment in, 107
Albania, 104
Alemán, Miguel, 36, 37, 46, 48, 60, 68-69, 74, 76, 83, 101, 121; and adaptability, 90; on controlling the military, 55 n.94
Alexander, Robert, on Venezuelan political stability, 10
Almazán, Juan Andreu, 32, 36, 43, 44-45, 155; election of 1940, 38
Almond, Gabriel, on elite choices and political stability, 89
Alvarez, Luis: and election of 1958, 156; and election of 1988, 176 n.75
Amaro, Joaquin, 32; and professionalization of military, 35
Amnesty International, 195, 198
Archivo General de la Nación, 28
Argentina, 60-61, 66-67, 69-70, 79, 84, 96; influence of labor in, 27; military coups in, 149
Ataturk, Kemal, 49
Authentic Party of the Mexican Revolution (PARM), 158, 164
Authoritarian regimes, 53; and economic effectiveness, 58
Authority, 2; definition of, 6
Avila Camacho, Manuel, 36, 37, 44-45, 48, 60, 64-65, 68-69, 101; and adaptability, 90; and business, 75; on taming the military, 55 n.94
Baja California Norte, election in, 216, 221
Banks, nationalization of, 162, 167
Betancourt, Rómulo, 134; and compromise, 10, 17, 50
Blondel, Jean, on executive succession, 42
Brandenburg, Frank, 46
Brazil, 42, 60-61, 66, 96
Bureaucracy: functions of, 142; political nature of, 219
Bureaucratic presidents, 217-20
Bush, George, 57, 223
Business and political stability, 71-77
Cabañas, Lucio, 105
Calles, Plutarco Elias: and adaptability, 90; on controlling military, 25, 35; creation of party, 22, 30-31; as jefe máximo,25-26, 37, 42, 48, 74; and struggle with Cárdenas, 39-40
Camp, Roderic, 70, 98, 110, 118; on elite defections, 154; on military, 148

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