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 John Anderson.  History of authority  Spain -> Varied Mexican regimes -> Mexican Revolution -> PRI -> Modern Era.

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1  John Anderson

2  History of authority  Spain -> Varied Mexican regimes -> Mexican Revolution -> PRI -> Modern Era

3  Subject to Spanish rule and oversight (Spanish territory)  Monarchy (First Mexican Empire)  Republic (First Mexican Republic)  Monarchy with supreme authority from France (Second Mexican Empire)  Republic turned corrupt (Porfiriato)  Corrupt republic from the start (PRI)  Actual good republic (Present)

4  Still working on it  Slowly getting better

5 ..  President has great deal of power; a heavy hand has a history in Mexico  Largely implicit Can I be YOUR President?

6  Institutions getting better; reforms under way  Institutions are generally seen as legitimate from a rule of law standpoint

7  Extragovernmental powers exist (drug cartels and  Government is fighting these Heisenberg’s Turf

8  Liberal Democracy - Young  Transition to pluralism from corporatism  Three main parties: PRI, PAN, and PRD. PRD PRI PAN  Large government oversight of economy

9  1521 – 1821  Part of Viceroyalty of Spain  Spanish had best interests of Spain in mind over those of its terrritories

10  General Agustin de Iturbide  Helped win control from Spain  Ended with Plan of Casa Mata Just look at these sideburns

11  1824 Constitution established the institutions of the new regime  Really muddled  Second Constitution in 1857 more radical than first Constitution

12  French rule  Short-lived My moustache will singlehandedly win all of Mexico

13  Porfirio Diaz “won” five consecutive elections  Great years economically

14  Political turmoil  One fifteenth of the population died

15  National Revolutionary Party -> Institutional Revolutionary Party  Mexican Miracle 1940-1980  Authoritarian at times  Starts falling apart in 1980’s, when economy goes through troubles  Election fraud

16  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ozAc-Vmbu0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ozAc-Vmbu0

17  https://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=d5bncppj of8f9_&ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=ny_g dp_pcap_pp_kd&scale_y=log&ind_y=false&rdim=region&id im=country:MEX:USA&ifdim=region&hl=en&dl=en&ind=fals e&icfg&iconSize=0.5

18  Right-leaning PAN first won provincial election in 1986  Left-leaning PRD split off from PRI in 1989; more truly socialist than PRI claimed to be

19  National identity has bred some level of nationalism  Authoritarianism

20  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/mx.html#Econ  http://www.history.com/topics/mexico  http://www.infoplease.com/country/mexico.html  http://www.geographia.com/mexico/mexicohistory.htm  http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/History/Mexico-history.htm  http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/history/institutional- revolutionary-party.html  http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Institutional _Revolutionary_Party.html  http://countrystudies.us/mexico/84.htm  http://mexicanhistory.org/firstempire.htm  http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/1821-1935_(Mexican_Empire)  http://www.oas.org/juridico/mla/en/mex/en_mex-int-text- const.pdfhttp://blogs.loc.gov/law/2011/02/the-history-of-the-mexican- constitution/  http://www.thefreedictionary.com/authority


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