Mexico: Democracy and Inequality in the States

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 6:15 PM
Room: 315
Oral Presentation
Rene VALDIVIEZO-SANDOVAL , Institute of Government Sciences and Strategical Development, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla , SAN ANDRES CHOLULA, Mexico
Angelica VALDIVIEZO-ISSA , Universidad Autónoma de Puebla , SAN ANDRES CHOLULA, Mexico
In Mexico only electoral democracy has been developed. There is no growth, neither social nor political important presence from social and civic organizations that show developments on social democracy and that allow an effective control of the government by the society. The elections alternation in every aspect has been a proof of the presence of electoral democracy.

México’s ranked place 61st on the Human Development Index. Nevertheless, inequalities on the 32 national entities are quite evident.

This paper analyzes the evolution of the electoral democracy on the 32 Mexico’s states and relates it with inequality according to the HDI.

The unit of analysis is the alternation on municipal governments during 10 years, identifying those entities with a greater percentage of municipalities with alternation in their governments and searching the relation with the evolution of the HDI and the evolution of income poverty.