Indigenous political participation and civil society organizations. Analysis of the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico

José Fredman Mendoza Ibarra, Rosario Rodríguez

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Abstract

Indigenous migration to industrial cities such as Monterrey’s metropolitan area (ZMM) in the State of Nuevo León in northeastern Mexico has led to its legal and political reconfiguration processes of free, prior, and informed consultation with indigenous individuals and peoples. In this sense, the capacity of local governments and the various actors involved, such as indigenous and pro-indigenous civil society organizations (CSOs), to react in promoting, guaranteeing, and respecting indigenous rights to political participation has been varied. Based on the qualitative tool of semi-standardized interviews, in 2018, the role of three of the principal CSOs in Nuevo León in the processes of prior consultation and their capacity to link and materialize indigenous political participation rights was recognized. We observe that despite compliance in formal and procedural terms with the indigenous consultation, the efforts of CSOs have not been able to materialize in greater participation and indigenous political representation in Nuevo León due to mistrust and weak synergy among the associations.
Translated title of the contributionIndigenous political participation and civil society organizations. Analysis of the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Mexico
Original languageSpanish
Article number27
Pages (from-to)689-719
Number of pages31
JournalREVISTA TEMAS SOCIOLÓGICOS
Volume27
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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