History ETDs

Publication Date

Fall 11-11-1960

Abstract

The problem of Mexican Federalism has been seriously debated by Latin American historians and political theorists. Does the present Mexican political structure, when viewed in conjunction with the unique functioning of Mexican Politics, justify the federal designation? Conscientious observers are in close unanimity on the answer. Federalism, in the "traditional" sense of the word, does not exist in Mexico today. As one leading observer has stated, "the seeds of centralism were sowed at Querétaro despite the adoption of the federal form provided for the 1917 constitution." Numerous studies appearing both in books and periodicals have reached the same conclusion. It will not be the object of this study to labor the point. We will accept the hypothesis that federalism does not exist in Mexico today and attempt to discover why this is so.

Level of Degree

Masters

Degree Name

History

Department Name

History

First Committee Member (Chair)

None

Second Committee Member

None

Third Committee Member

T.S. Floyd

Language

English

Keywords

Mexico, Federalism, Centralism, Politics, Constitution of 1917, Political History

Document Type

Thesis

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