Rural Democratization and Decentralization at the State/Society Interface: What Counts as â€˜Localâ€™ Government in the Mexican Countryside?
AbstractRural local government inMexicois contestedterrain, sometimes representing the state to society, sometimes representing society to the state. In Mexicoâ€™s federal system, the municipality is widely considered to be the â€˜most localâ€™ level of government, but authoritarian centralization is often reproduced within municipalities, subordinating smaller, outlying villages politically, economically and socially. Grassroots civic movements throughout rural Mexico have mobilized for community self-governance, leading to a widespread, largely invisible and ongoing â€˜regimetransitionâ€™ at the sub-municipal level. This study analyzes this unresolved process of political contestation in the largely rural, low-income states of Guerrero, Hidalgo, Oaxaca and Chiapas.
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