Estudios de historia moderna y contemporánea de México
versión impresa ISSN 0185-2620
SANCHEZ MONTIEL, Juan Carlos. Citizenship, political participation and new representation: San Luis Potosí 1812-1824. Estud. hist. mod. contemp. Mex [online]. 2011, n.41, pp. 5-28. ISSN 0185-2620.
This article shows that citizenship instituted through the Cádiz charter, despite maintaining important exclusions, permitted the political participation of social sectors that had hitherto not enjoyed these rights. This has significant repercussions on electoral participation and the shaping of political power. However, both the recognition of citizenship and the exercise of suffrage were subject to determinants circumscribed to the local sphere (where these rights were first made effective) and to the references and practices of the traditional political culture of the Ancien Régime and interests that soon raised the need to take actions to manipulate the elections.
Palabras llave : citizenship; resident; San Luis Potosí; town halls; elections; political participation; representation.