Mexico's Mandarins: Crafting a Power Elite for the by Roderic Camp

By Roderic Camp

This groundbreaking learn marks the end result of over 20 years of analysis by way of considered one of this country's such a lot well known Mexico students. Roderic Ai Camp offers an in depth, finished exam of Mexico's strength elite--their political energy, societal impression, and the the most important but usually missed position mentoring performs of their upward push to the head. during this ebook, he strains the careers of roughly 400 of the country's so much extraordinary politicians, army officials, clergy, intellectuals, and capitalists. completely researched and drawn from in-depth interviews with a few of Mexico's strongest avid gamers, Mexico's Mandarins offers perception into the machinations of Mexican management and a big glimpse into the country's destiny because it steps onto the worldwide level.

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Power and Ideology in Brazil (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981), 59. Networking within Power Elite Circles / 41 figures. It is fair to say that the ownership structure affects the source of networking. A third reason for the importance of family networking among capitalists is the multiple linkages among social class origins, elite club memberships, corporate board memberships, and status as leading capitalists. 19 Mexican capitalists not only come from wealthy backgrounds, but almost exclusively from fathers who were wealthy or upper-middle-class businessmen.

A third reason for the importance of family networking among capitalists is the multiple linkages among social class origins, elite club memberships, corporate board memberships, and status as leading capitalists. 19 Mexican capitalists not only come from wealthy backgrounds, but almost exclusively from fathers who were wealthy or upper-middle-class businessmen. 20 Club memberships among leading Mexicans are difficult to come by. But even a largely incomplete listing of capitalists alone suggests the potential for contact among wealthy Mexicans.

15 The information in table 2 illustrates elite mentor continuity in Mexico. Among military officers’ elite mentors, for example, nearly two-thirds were themselves disciples of mentors who belonged to power elite circles. Among all power elite mentors, more than half were mentored by individuals who were members of the past power elite (pre-1970), and a fourth were mentored by current power elites (1970–2000). Again, this suggests an intertwining of power elites and 14. See Terri A. Scandura, “Mentorship and Career Mobility: An Empirical Investigation,” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 13, no.

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