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The Zapatista Movement and Mexico's Democratic Transition: Mobilization, Success, and Survival

María Inclán


What happens to insurgent social movements that emerge during a democratic transition but fail to achieve their goals? How influential are they? Are they able to survive their initial mobilizing boom? Using the development of the Zapatista movement during Mexico’s democratic transition in the 1990s, this book seeks to answer these questions. The Zapatista movement is probably the best example of an influential and salient insurgent social movement emerging during a democratic transition that successfully mobilized sympathy and support for the indigenous agenda inside and outside of the country ... More

Keywords: social movements, indigenous agenda, Zapatista movement, EZLN, political opportunities, democratic transitions, mobilization, success, survival, Mexico

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190869465
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190869465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

María Inclán, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas