This course is a survey of contemporary Mexican politics. Emphasis is on recent economic and social changes and their impact on Mexico’s political system. Topics include one-party rule, economic and political reforms, the emergence of opposition politics, and democratization. The primary objective of this course is to explore and understand the political, social, and economic changes that have transpired in Mexico in an effort to understand future changes in the country. More broadly, the study of contemporary Mexican politics is used as a tool to understand similar processes occurring around the world.