The Mexican Exception: Sovereignty, Police, and Democracy

Author(s): Gareth Williams

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Description:

The war on drugs has opened up a discussion on whether Mexico is living a state of exception or even becoming a failed state. This book argues that sovereign exceptionality has always been central to Mexican modernity. In this book Williams maps out political and cultural counter-genealogies in order to shed light on the workings of the constitutive couple of democracy (equality and freedom) in modern and contemporary Mexico. 



Publication Information:

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Year of Publication: 2011

Location: New York, NY