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Colonialism Affecting Our World Today: A Comparative Study of the Executive Offices in Mexico and Venezuela
Murphy, Lindsey C.

2011, BA, Kent State University, College of Arts and Sciences / Department of Political Science.
This study examines the affects of colonialism on modern political development in Mexico and Venezuela. I particularly focus on the connection between elite collective identity formation during colonization and the dominant executive offices in the post-colonial era. This research finds that the post-colonial elite, whose entrenched collective identity determined the socio-political hierarchy, developed a strong, centralized executive branch in order to keep the established hierarchy intact. Furthermore, I argue that this specific legacy of colonialism is still relevant to the political development of Mexico and Venezuela today in that both countries have vestiges of colonial identity structures reflected in their political institutions.
Julie Mazzei (Advisor)
Assad Jibril Pino (Committee Member)
Vitelia Cisneros (Committee Member)
Susan Roxburgh (Committee Member)
115 p.

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