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Causes and Consequences of Political Clientelism: Mexico's PRD in Comparative Perspective

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Causes and Consequences of Political Clientelism: Mexico's PRD in Comparative Perspective

Hilgers, Tina (2008) Causes and Consequences of Political Clientelism: Mexico's PRD in Comparative Perspective. Latin American Politics and Society, 50 (4). pp. 123-153. ISSN 1531426X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-2456.2008.00032.x

Abstract

PRD politicians and officials widely use clientelism to structure their relationships with citizens. This is not only due to the entrenchment of clientelism in Mexican politics, or to high rates of poverty and inequality, but also to the limited institutionalization of democratic rules inside the party. The latter stems largely from the party’s electoral strategy in its formative years and has resulted in uncontrolled factional battles that play out through clientelism. The Brazilian PT faced external and internal conditions quite similar to those of the PRD, but its early focus on organization building and policy change allowed it to avoid clientelism to a greater degree. The analysis problematizes the trend of using minimalist definitions that assume clientelism to be non-democratic because these result in conceptual stretching and decreased explanatory power.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Political Science
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Hilgers, Tina
Journal or Publication:Latin American Politics and Society
Date:2008
Funders:
  • SSHRC
  • FQRSC
  • York University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1111/j.1548-2456.2008.00032.x
Keywords:clientelism, PRD, Mexico, PT, Brazil
ID Code:980960
Deposited By: BETTINA HILGERS
Deposited On:06 Apr 2016 18:19
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:52
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