Victor Corona

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
el Colegio de Mexico
Research Interest: 
End of Technocratic Hegemony In Mexico: 1990-2003

Mr. Corona will address a key aspect of the debate surrounding the nature of Mexico s market reforms and its ongoing democratic opening: the role of the intraelite conflict in the transition away from a system characterized by conflict mediation within the confines of a hegemonic ruling party. Specifically he will examine the issue of intraelite factional conflict, involving a foreign-educated technocratic elite and traditional party politicians, within the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in power from 1929-2000. Mr. Corona hopes that the results of his research will contribute to the study of democratization in less developed countries more generally.