The Conflicts for the COVID-19 Pandemic Management in Mexico: An Analysis of Intergovernmental Relations

Edgar Ramírez y Manlio Castillo, Profesores Investigadores Titulares de la División de Administración Pública del CIDE, escribieron el artículo The Conflicts for the COVID-19 Pandemic Management in Mexico: An Analysis of Intergovernmental Relations en la revista Public Organization Review.

 

Abstract

The paper presents an exploratory case study on the operation of intergovernmental relations (IGR) in Mexico during the management of the COVID-19 pandemic to identify and explain the main conflicts faced in the management of the emergency. The main findings are: Mexico is undergoing an aggressive re-centralization process encouraged by inequalities among states and their lack of professional public administrative systems; 2) formal rules for balancing IGR lose value versus informal rules based on transitory political-partisan agreements; 3) the weakness of the rule of law, power imbalances, lack of clear rules, and communication problems difficult intergovernmental collaboration in emergencies management.

 

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