Title

Political Contention in a Southern Mexican State: Oaxaca

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

THE SOUTHERN STATE OF OAXACA, which is poor and which has extremely unequal income distribution, shows particularly high levels of political factionalism. The present chapter is part of a three-section study on Oaxaca that identifies the main causes of APF. The initial part of this chapter examines Oaxaca’s social and economic structures and assesses the quality of its political and electoral institutions. Subsequently, the chapter describes the main instances of APF occurring in Oaxaca during the period 2000–2006 and locates these phenomena in each of the state’s sociocultural regions.

Comments

© 2013 Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Publication Title

Democracy in “Two Mexicos”

DOI

10.1057/9781137263032_4

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