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Disorder and Progress : Bandits, Police, and Mexican Development - Paul J. Vanderwood

Disorder and Progress

Bandits, Police, and Mexican Development

Paperback Published: 28th October 1992
ISBN: 9780842024396
Number Of Pages: 320

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This reissue of Prof. Vanderwood's groundbreaking study-available again for the first time in a decade-examines bandits, police, and Mexican politics as a whole, showing how different groups used the agents of order and disorder to serve their interests. Originally published in 1981, Disorder and Progress was subsequently revised and updated in 1992. Added to the enlarged 1992 edition and included here in this reissue are the entirely new introduction, material on the period of the independence wars and on Pancho Villa, and an updated bibliography. This book also incorporates additional data and interpretations regarding bandits and instruments for maintaining order that were included in the 1992 edition. Maps and illustrations will help readers appreciate the issues under discussion.

The first edition represented a major breakthrough in Mexican historiography; the revised and enlarged edition now presents a thoughtful brilliance of a historian at the height of his reflective powers. This book will delight the scholar and fascinate the general reader.--Colin MacLachlan, Tulane University

Chapter 1 Introdouction: Badits, Real and Imagined Part 2 I The Balance of Order and Disorder Chapter 3 Ambitious Bandits: Disorder Equals Progress Chapter 4 The Aura of the King Chapter 5 The Spoils of Indpendence Chapter 6 Bent on Being Modern Chapter 7 Bandits into Police --and Vice Versa Part 8 II Toward the Western Model Chapter 9 Order, Disorder, and Development Chapter 10 The Limits to Dictatorship Chapter 11 A Kind of Peace Part 12 III A Political Police Performance Chapter 13 Constabulary of Campesinos and Artisans Chapter 14 The President's Police Chapter 15 It's the Image That Counts Part 16 IV Demons of Revolution Unleashed Chapter 17 The Rollercoaster Called Capitalism Chapter 18 Unraveling the Old Regime Chapter 19 Disorder in Search of Order

ISBN: 9780842024396
ISBN-10: 0842024395
Series: Latin American Silhouettes (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 28th October 1992
Publisher: SPEAR BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.94 x 15.32  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2