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Mexico

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MEXICO Natasha Khooblall Sources of Power and Authority President Enrique Peña Nieto Political Culture Revolution of 1910-11 Porfirio Díaz The revolution was legitimized in 1929 by the
. PRI was intended to stabilize political power in the hands of its leaders. Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) until... other political parties successfully challenged its monopoly during the late 20th century. After the election of 2000, PRI lost the presidency to Vicente Fox. Francisco Madero Felipe Calderón Vicente Fox Regime Mexico's political history is full of chaos, conflict, bloodshed, and violent resolution to political disagreements.
The current regime still leans toward instability.
Newly industrializing and less developed country.
" ": country with a rapidly increasing GNP in orderly transition from an authoritarian to a democratic government.
Mexico is described economically as a developing country and politically as a . transitional democracy Mexican miracle 1. National Identity
2. Belief that the regime is legitimate
3. Less respect for either democracy or human rights than people in all major parts of the world
4. Conflict averse
5. On the one hand, most Mexicans are drawn to things Americans ranging from their love of American values to their love of baseball. On the other hand, most Mexicans resent what they see as American interference.
6. Male dominance
7. Strong , or . Seven Core Values Since the , charisma has been highly valued as a leadership characteristic with Mexico’s individual leaders. Charismatic Legitimacy Political Ideologies Works Cited Communism- Mexicans demand a more equal role in social, economic, and cultural as well as political life. Religion- brings a powerful unifying force of national identity. Hauss, Charles, and Melissa Haussman. "Chapter 16 Mexico." Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges. 8th ed. Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013. 471-83. Print.

Wood, Ethel, and Gray Pedersen. "Government and Politics in Mexico." AP Comparative Government and Politics: An Essential Coursebook and Study Guide. Reading, PA: WoodYard Publications, 2011. 192-94. Print.

"Sovereignty, Authority, and Power." Introduction. N.p.: n.p., n.d. 14-17. Print.

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Malkin, Elisabeth. "MEXICO CITY JOURNAL; Speech Is Free, but Often Movement Is Not." The New York Times. The New York Times, 02 Aug. 2010. Web. 11 Feb. 2013. Economy Current Event Bank of Mexico patron-clientelism Revolution of 1910-11 camarillas 1. _____ describes a country with a rapidly increasing GNP in orderly transition from an authoritarian to a democratic government. 2. The following are core values that Mexicans have established EXCEPT a. males are dominant
b. regime is legitimate
c. strong patron-clientelism
d. tend to be conflict averse
e. highly support democracy Came to power by the 1871 election based on non-reelection campaign.
Brought stability to the country at the expense of the poor. Porfirio Díaz vs. After more than 70 years of rule! Liberalism- seek to maximize freedom for all people; Mexicans have a strong stance in the right to disagree with with decisions of their leaders. Protests Test Patience of Mexico City Drivers Discussion Question: Mexico City does not regulate protests, so demonstators may block traffic whenever they please.
Freedom of speech
Right to demonstrate
Appear to be a sign of a vibrant democracy, proof of a wealth of ideals and opportunities to express them.
Protests are the only channels that citizens have to make themselves heard. Do you think that protesters are justified in traffic blocking? Mexico struggles to gain more economic independence
The government encourages local industries by giving financial support, customs protection, and tax exemption to approved or new enterprises
Free-market economy a. democratization
b. Mexican miracle
c. newly industrialized
d. transitional democracy
e. less developed
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