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  1. 1. Proportional representation has caused the Percentages of deputies in the PRI Chamber of Deputies to do what over the the last couple of years?
    Decrease (become less important)
  2. 2. Nafta is what type of agreement?
  3. 3. What is the lower house of the legislative branch called in mexico?
    Chamber of Deputies
  4. 4.through what program has the Mexican government granted land to the peasant
    • population in Mexico?
    • edijos
  5. 5. How many years does the president hold office in Mexico?
  6. 6.Whit has traditionally been the strongest political party in Mexico?
  7. 7, Mexico has this type of election process, most like that of Britain.
    First past the post
  8. 8. The Mexican Chamber of Deputies is most similar to this political body..
    Rusian Duma
  9. 9. What social cleavage is shared by Russia, Great Britain and Mexico
  10. 10. How are the members of the Senate elected in Mexico?
    31 states; single member district, proportional
  11. 11. Which president of Mexico set policies that were most clearly socialist reforms?
  12. 12 What event in the early 20th century was most important in stabilizing and
    • legitimizing the Mexican political system?
    • 1917 Constitution
  13. 13. After the 1968 student protests in Mexico, the president practiced co-optation which means...
    included protesters in political system
  14. 14. What are the historical traditions that have influenced Mexico throughout ALL its
    • eras?
    • Authoritarianism, populism, power plays, instability, low legitimacy
  15. 15. What is a political camarilla?
    group of conspiring advisors close to the leadership
  16. 16. Who was elected in 2000?
  17. 17. Why does the Mexican government fear China?
    Potential to take away jobs from mexico
  18. 18. The patron-client relationship is a form of
    interest aggregation
  19. I9. What is the fundamental value that holds a camarilla?
  20. 20, over the years more women have joined the ranks of legislators becaux of this
    election law of 1996
  21. 21. Which president tried to strengthen the courts by emphasizing rule of law?
  22. 22.The Supreme Court of Mexico is the highest federal court of the land, but unlike the Supreme Court in the US, the Mexican Supreme Court is lacking this
    element? judicial review
  23. OP. Traditionally, Mexico has had a corporatist structure of gov't. Define corporist structure and explain how it is operated in Mexico.
    • corporatism - control of a state or organization by large interest groups
    • The newly created interest groups depended heavily on the state for their financing and were required to maintain strong ties to the ruling party. By grafting corporatist institutions onto Mexico's historically fractious political system at a time when ideologies of the extreme left and right were gaining support throughout the world, Mexico's leaders avoided a return to the widespread violence that had engulfed their country during the 1910s and early 1920s.
  24. Define Mexico Miracle
    inward-looking development strategy that produced sustained economic growth of inflation annually from the 1940s until the 1970s.
  25. Define Camarillas
    a group of favourites which surround a ruler. Usually, they do not hold any office or have any official authority but influence their ruler behind the scenes. Consequently, they also escape having to bear responsibility for the effects of their advice.
  26. Define ISI
    Import substitution industrialization. its a trade and economic policy based on that a country should attempt to reduce its foreign dependency through the local production of industrialized products.
  27. Define PRI - Who supports it?
    Institutional Revolutionary Party
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