The future of the Mexican political system
Kelley, Bryan Craig
Bruneau, Thomas C.
Looney, Robert E.
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This thesis is an assessment of the viability and sustainabiIity of the Mexican corporatist political system instituted in 1929. What is the future of Mexican politics over the next 20 years? Since 1929, this system of government has been the most stable in Latin America. There have been no presidentiaI assassinations, no miIitary coups, and no early departures from office: alI the above being accomplished with a Judicious blend of repression and co-optation. However, there are signs that the flexibiIity of this system is no longer sufficient to maintain government in its current form. Through a look at the causes of the 1911 revolution, the resulting political structure, the current problems, and the attempts at reform, what becomes apparent is that some type of change seems almost unavoidable. Just what this change might be, to include the timing and form of said change, is the focus of this thesis.
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