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Invigorating Federalism: The Emergence of Governors and State Legislatures as Powerbrokers and Policy Innovators

Caroline C. Beer

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195377385
Published online May 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195377385.013.0006

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Invigorating Federalism: The Emergence of Governors and State Legislatures as Powerbrokers and Policy Innovators

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This article takes a look at the arrival of state legislatures and governors as policy innovators and powerbrokers in Mexico. It begins with the history of federalism, and then discusses the state government of Mexico under a one-party rule and in a multiparty democracy. The chapter also studies the state governments during a democratic transition.

Keywords: state legislatures; governors; policy innovators; powerbrokers; history of federalism; one-party rule; multiparty democracy; democratic transition; state government

Article.  11148 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Regional Political Studies

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