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The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico

Roderic Ai Camp

Abstract

The overall purpose of this book is to use an original, detailed set of collective biographies of influential national political leaders in Mexico—numbering 3,000 individuals from all braches of the federal government, as well as all state governors, from 1935 to 2008—to test numerous questions about how that leadership has changed, what influences brought about that change, and what extent the shift from a semi-authoritarian to a democratic electoral model alters the composition of national politicians. Using this unique data set, based on four decades of research, and on extensive interviews ... More

Keywords: democracy, leadership, Mexico, political leaders, Miguel Alemán, democratic change, kinship ties, political families

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199742851
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742851.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roderic Ai Camp, author
Claremont McKenna College
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