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Revista mexicana de ciencias políticas y sociales

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OLIVA POSADA, Javier. Trayectoria de un instrumento de gobierno. La agenda de la reforma del Estado (y el acecho de las prácticas autoritarias). Rev. mex. cienc. polít. soc [online]. 2008, vol.50, n.203, pp.117-129. ISSN 0185-1918.

In this article, the author analyzes the State reform concept from its origins, as well as its diverse implications. A historical recount from the last decades of the 20th century finishes with the present attention given to this issue, especially in speech performance. The State reform is addressed by the author within a context given by a changing political regime, and it’s seen as an instrument to generate governability. Some examples of State reform are mentioned, both in Mexico and in some European and Latin America countries. The author warns about the risks that the reform processes may imply, because of the ruptures that can be derived or the possibility of the establishment of authoritarian and segregationist measures. In the last part, some recommendations are given for the implementation of a successful State reform.

Keywords : reforma del Estado; régimen político; gobernabilidad; transición; Poder Legislativo; democracia.

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