Conversations in Conflict Studies presents: Matthew Cleary
400 Eggers Hall, the PARCC Conference Room
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"Local Governance and Ethnic Conflict in Southern Mexico." Matthew Cleary, Associate Professor, Political Science at the Syracuse University Maxwell School.
Drawing on research and data collected over a period of several years, this talk will explore the effect and geographic divisions on the provision of municipal public services in southern Mexico. Municipal governments in Mexico are responsible for services like water provision and sewage, but in municipalities that have autonomous (indigenous) governments, or in municipalities that are ethnically divided, provision of these services is often a source of political conflict and even violence. Understanding the contours of such conflicts is essential for an accurate evaluation of Mexico’s multicultural institutional framework.
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