(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Some Considerations Regarding the Persistence of the Economic Elite in Mexico in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) University of California, Berkeley


This article presents an analysis of some of the most important works on the persistence of the economic elite in Mexico during the first half of the twentieth century. The study seeks to answer the following question: How did the formation and character of the Mexican economic elites change during this period? It examines the effect of events such as the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920) and the agrarian reform programmes, as well as political instability and institutional uncertainty, on the persistence or weakening of the landowning and industrial elite who had consolidated their power during the Porfiriato period (1876–1911).

L’A étudie les plus importants travaux expliquant la persistance des élites mexicaines au cours de la première moitié du XXème siècle. Il cherche à comprendre les raisons de l’évolution de leur formation et de leurs caractéristiques au cours de cette période puis analyse la Révolution mexicaine (1910-1920) et la réforme agraire. Il explique aussi celles de l’instabilité politique, de l’incertitude institutionnelle ainsi que la persistance ou l’affaiblissement des élites foncière et industrielle qui ont renforcé leur pouvoir au cours du mandant de Porfirio Díaz (1876-1911)


Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin of Latin American research / ISSN 1470-9856

Editor : Blackwell , Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1995)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 32, no2 [pp. 149-162]
Published in 2013



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1111/j.1470-9856.2012.00769.x

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