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Hinojosa Brigham, Carlos Gabriel - Capítulo 4. Conclusion - Decentralization and strengthening of local government in Mexico -- Licenciatura en Relaciones Internacionales. - Departamento de Relaciones Internacionales e Historia. - Escuela de Ciencias Sociales, - Universidad de las Américas Puebla.


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92 CONCLUSION Local government has become a key institution in facing three fundamental issues in Mexico: improving domestic economic, democratic and development conditions; legitimizing state activity; and consolidating the state institution.
The current trend in political and academic thought emphasizing the importance of the local sphere of government has become strengthened because a large number of countries, especially developing ones, are having to face similar challenges as a result of generalized international practices.
Widespread liberalism has had a strong effect on states as well as their communities mainly because of the limitation set on state activity and intervention in national affairs and the downgraded view of individuals’ participation in public affairs.
As a result the state has become weakened, its activities hard to legitimize in the liberal perspective, and many countries have not been able to translate the benefits of liberalism into positive growth and development. By now, it should be clear why local governments are the appropriate government institution to face these challenges and the reasons for which they haven’t been able to do so in Mexico.
The aim of this closing chapter is to suggest the appropriate measures needed to be taken in order to overcome the legal and political obstacles set on local government in the Mexican political system.
Although it is clear that the municipio should play an enhanced role in governing, it is not clear how Mexico should go about strengthening its local governments. In my view, there are three steps that need to be taken in order to effectively strengthen the municipio.
The first includes actions taken by all three levels of government within the existing legal and political framework.
These actions need to show a high degree of 93 innovation and creativity in order to overcome the historical, political and legal limitations currently set on local government.
The second step includes a thoroug...






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