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Abstract

Several historians have used -crony capitalism- to label the cozy and inefficient relationships between business and political elites prevailing in Mexico since the 19th century. But it is a nebulous term, stigmatizing various behaviors not all of which are harmful to state formation or economic growth. I seek to solve this problem of conceptual vagueness by differentiating between forms of state-capital interdependence. The first, necessary to both parties at times of uncertainty, I term a -symbiotic imperative,- which operates between institutions and purports to serve the greater good. The second, involving exchanges of favors that are merely advantageous, I term -symbiotic convenience,- which tends to operate at a more interpersonal level. As a case study, I consider relations between governors and the leading industrialist William Jenkins in Puebla after the Revolution.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Symbioses imperative and convenient: The Evolution of Crony Capitalism in Puebla, Mexico, 1920-1940-

Language: English-

Keywords: crony capitalism, symbiotic imperative, symbiotic convenience, William Jenkins, Mexico, Puebla,-

Subjects: N - Economic History > N4 - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and RegulationN - Economic History > N4 - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation > N46 - Latin America ; Caribbean-





Author: Paxman, Andrew

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/75271/



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