Tuesday Seminar Series: "Mexico's PRI: Explaining the Resilience of an Authoritarian Successor Party"

Date: 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge St.

Speaker: Gustavo Flores-Macias, Assistant Professor of Government and Director of the Latin American Studies Program, Cornell University

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In 2012 Mexicans voted the PRI back to the presidency after being in opposition for 12 years since the country’s transition to democracy. What explains the return of the PRI—the dominant party in the country’s 71-year authoritarian regime—to power under democratic conditions? What are the consequences for Mexico’s new democracy?

Biography

Gustavo Flores-Macias is Assistant Professor of Government and Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Cornell University. He is the author of After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2012), which won the Latin American Studies Association's Tomassini Award. Before academia, he served as Director of Public Affairs in Mexico's Consumer Protection Agency.