Municipalities and Policymaking

Andrew Selee

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195377385
Published online May 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Municipalities and Policymaking

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This article discusses Mexico's policymaking and municipalities. It shows that Mexican municipalities have become important units for policymaking, and are responsible for a number of important local services. It studies the different municipalities in Mexican history, and then looks at the periods of quick political change in the country. It then discusses policy innovation in municipalities and its limitations. Finally, the article identifies the future challenges of Mexican municipalities.

Keywords: policymaking; municipalities; local services; political change; policy innovation; limitations; future challenges

Article.  8629 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Regional Political Studies

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