Mexican Studies Seminar | Winter 2018
How to jail a governor: Institutions, coercion, and elite accountability in Mexico
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
The University of Chicago
In her presentation, Dr. Ang will talk about the upsurge of arrests, in recent years, of Mexican governors due to their rampant corruption. Could these arrests be the long-awaited consequence of democratization? Or are they smokescreens, aimed at distracting the public? In this talk, I present an analysis of the patterns of arrests and impunity of governors during the late authoritarian period and early post-transitional years. I then situate this recent upsurge in the broader development of the political system, and conclude by highlighting how such patterns exacerbate citizen’s distrust of the political system.
Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance.
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