Big Wins for Mexican and Chilean Film Makers at 2016 Oscars

April 26, 2016

Amidst public allegations that the Oscars and other award shows lack diversity, two Mexican filmmakers have been quietly earning top ranks for the past three years. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, both Mexican, have won best director and best cinematographer for the past two and three years respectively. Not to mention that in 2014, another Mexican director, Alfonso Cuarón, won best director for his film, Gravity.

La Ciencia Política en México: un balance de su institucionalización en el Siglo XXI

April 26, 2016

La historia de la ciencia política en México inicia formalmente en 1951 cuando se funda la Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), subsecuentemente en los siguientes lustros se difuminó la disciplina de manera lenta en otras universidades estatales y privadas.

Political Clientelism, Vote-Buying and Democracy: a Reflection on Mexico

April 26, 2016

Political clientelism is a widespread phenomenon all over the globe, and Mexico is certainly no exception; it is rather a living laboratory where several varieties of the practice are cultivated. How should we evaluate this practice? Mass adult suffrage and electoral competition provides even the most humble citizen with a resource, as Scott (1969: 1143) pointed out many decades ago.

¿Qué Factores Afectan el Éxito de las Iniciativas Fiscales en México?

October 10, 2016

En un reciente artículo analizamos el diseño de la política fiscal en México y los factores que influyen en el éxito de este tipo de iniciativas.1 La política impositiva visto desde el Poder Legislativo es un tema poco analizado. Nuestro estudio se basa en el análisis de iniciativas fiscales presentadas en el período 1997-2009, que abarca cuatro legislaturas del Congreso mexicano.

Domestic Institutions, Professionalization and Compliance in Mexico

October 10, 2016

An active civil society is essential for any system in which governments are held accountable. Civil society groups are the challengers and communicators in a system which permits government to be challenged. They force governance issues into the open. But civil society can easily be thwarted by regulators, administrators, and others who are intent on preserving privileges or skewing priorities away from rule of law. Civil society needs certain corresponding elements to be in place in order to be effective.


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