Title

Conclusion: Effective Rules, Economic Inclusion, and Political Stability; Lessons for Young and Unequal Democracies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

This comparative analysis of the “two Mexicos”—characterized by the states of Oaxaca and Nuevo León—represents an attempt to explain the presence or absence of uncivil modes of political action in young and unequal democracies. This study of contentious politics in Mexico focused on the effects of two main explanatory factors (socioeconomic and institutional) and provided an explanation of the specific mechanisms through which these variables operate and interact with other factors to generate the relevant phenomena. This research indicates that subnational variations in APF and cohesion are more related to matters of institutional (in)effectiveness and divisions and pacts among political elites, rather than to socioeconomic factors.

Comments

© 2013 Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Publication Title

Democracy in “Two Mexicos”

DOI

10.1057/9781137263032_9

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