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Book Launch | The Problem of Power: Mexico Requires a New System of Government

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The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute invites you to a book launch and discussion on Mexico's political system. Wilson Center Global Fellow Luis Rubio will present his book, The Problem of Power: Mexico Requires a New System of Government. After his presentation, leading analysts will discuss the system of governance and concentration of power in Mexico, as well as policy prescriptions to improve Mexico's political system.

The Problem of Power is a reflection of the internal and external causes of the weakness of the Mexican political system, as well as an analysis of the opportunities to transform it. As stated in the introduction, the main message of the book is the need to build institutions and strengthen the rule of law based on due process so that government and the political sector in Mexico is more responsive to its citizens’ needs and aspirations and less focused on preserving the benefits inherent in the status quo. This implies a need for the transformation and professionalization of all three branches of government at all three levels, municipal, state and federal.

Download the book (available in both English and Spanish)

Speakers

Luis Rubio
Global Fellow & Advisory Board Member, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
President, Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo (CIDAC)

Verónica Ortiz-Ortega
Political Analyst, El Economista and Canal del Congreso

Oliver Azuara
Economics Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank

Moderator

Duncan Wood
Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

Speakers

  • Luis Rubio

    Global Fellow
    Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member & President, Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI) Chairman, Center for Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico
  • Verónica Ortiz-Ortega

    Political Analyst, El Economista and Canal del Congreso
  • Oliver Azuara

    Economics Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Duncan Wood

    Director, Mexico Institute