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Explaining Political Cohesion in a Rich Northern Mexican State

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THIS LAST CHAPTER EXPLAINS THE SOURCES OF POLITICAL cohesion in Nuevo León. In its first section, the chapter identifies the very few instances of major political conflict that took place in this state in the second half of the twentieth century and first six years of the twenty-first century, and then provides a general explanation of these events. The subsequent section explains how different factors and actors interact to generate political cohesion and prevent political factionalism in the state. This section identifies specific means and motivations (socioeconomic, institutional, and cultural) that prevent major civil conflict and political violence in a rich northern Mexican state. The chapter concludes with an assessment of the key role of institutional factors in sustaining political cohesion in Nuevo León.


© Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera 2013

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Democracy in “Two Mexicos”