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GALANTE, Mirian. MEXICO'S FIRST LIBERALISM AND THE CROSSROADS OF REPRESENTATION: REFLECTING THE NATION AND GOVERNING THE COUNTRY (1821-1835). hist.crit. [online]. 2010, n.41, pp. 134-157. ISSN 0121-1617.
This article analyzes the different conceptions of political representation at the foundational moment of independent Mexico. It understands liberalism as a heterogeneous and multifaceted political language that was constructed through the rhetoric of preventing despotism. Conceiving political representation in broad terms allows new elements and variables to be introduced in order to study it. The article concludes with a number of reflections that point towards a new reading of the problem of governability in Mexico after Independence.
Palavras-chave : Liberalism; political participation; governability; political systems; Mexico.