Low political mobilization, consensus, and coercion : political stability in Mexico : an hypothetical model

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1981

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Stability is one of the remarkable characteristics of the Mexican post-revolutionary political regime. In this thesis it is suggested that stability is not the result of a gradual process of incorporation of a wide spectrum of social forces into the policy making process. Rather, stability is seen as a product of the ability of the Mexican State to maintain low political mobilization combined with the generation of a certain degree of consensus and the exertion of institutional coercion. These three factors are tied to a particular set of structures and mechanisms which take form conceptually in the hypothetical model developed in this work.

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