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The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico$
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Roderic Ai Camp

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199742851

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742851.001.0001

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All Politics Is Local

All Politics Is Local

Mexico's Local Path to Democracy?

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(p.22) 2 All Politics Is Local
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The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico
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Roderic Ai Camp (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742851.003.0002

The influence of local political careers has been crucial to the evolution of democratic leadership in Mexico. An especially strong link exists between local career experience and politicians who are leaders in the national legislative branch. The fathers of leading PAN politicians often were candidates for state and federal deputy positions, and this suggests the importance of politically active families for the leading opposition party. Family ties have persisted through the decades, especially at the local level, suggesting the ability of informal political characteristics to resist broad and deep institutional changes.

Keywords:   local political careers, local career experience, politically active families, informal political characteristics, family ties, PAN politicians, national legislative branch

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