De la Madrid: The Limits of Orthodoxy

  • George Philip
Part of the St Antony’s book series


Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, unlike his three predecessors, was not a man who imposd his personality upon the presidential office. He accepted the system, and generally sought to play by its rules. He was more restrained in his use of power and willing to accept personal criticism than Díaz Ordaz had been, and less activist than either Echeverría or López Portillo. The significant changes which took place in Mexican politics during 1982-8 cannot easily be attributed to the personal defects or idiosyncrasies of de la Madrid. It was rather that his caution and lack of personal assertiveness showed more clearly than before the way in which more impersonal forces were transforming the nature of Mexican politics.


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© George Philip 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Philip
    • 1
  1. 1.London School of Economics and the London Institute of Latin American StudiesUK

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