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Women, Politics, and Democratic Consolidation in Mexico: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Victoria E. Rodríguez

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/9780195377385.013.0019

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Women, Politics, and Democratic Consolidation in Mexico: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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This article closely examines the representation of women in the various levels and branches of government in Mexico's federalist structure. It presents an analysis of how women have fared over the past ten years, and argues that women have been accessing positions of power at all government levels in Mexico for the past sixty years. This article presents data that suggests that Mexican women may now be playing in a politically even field, and that they prefer to step back instead of advancing to positions that hold real political power.

Keywords: representation of women; federalist structure; positions of power; Mexican government

Article.  9400 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics

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