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A Comparative Analysis of Associations of Governors in Argentina and Mexico
Unformatted Document Text:  11 stronger incentives to create these associations than his co-partisans. The explanation is based on two points. First, governors, co-partisans of the president, are guaranteed, in general, greater access to federal officials and to benefits as they belong to the same political network and, in principle share an ideology, a program of government and a community of interest. 10 Second, in turn, opposition governors, facing the problems associated with lesser access to federal officials, and even with a certain degree of discrimination, decide to associate in an attempt to establish fluid and stable communication channels with the federation and fairer treatment. For similar reasons, as the paper will later reveal, opposition governors tend to be not only the most active in the creation of these associations, but also those who are likely to occupy leadership positions, and overall be more active in advancing proposals or in getting involved in meetings. To institutionalize or not to institutionalize As we will explain later in this section, unlike the Mexican Conago, the Frente Federal de Gobernadores never achieved a significant degree of institutionalization in Argentina. The Front neither developed a stable organizational structure, nor well defined mechanisms to distribute power and responsibilities among its members. Since its emergence the Front did hold a few formal conferences; most of the meetings however were called for in response to proposals advanced by the federal government which could potentially affect the financial prospects of the provinces. The negotiations between the Front and federal officials tended to be informal and, for the most part, were not conducted through established institutional channels. In fact, and unlike in Mexico, governors did not meet directly with the president, but rather with the Minister of the Economy and the Chief of Cabinet. 11 The situation changed during the first 10 Empirical evidence abounds, here we point to a description of the manner in which the Clinton White House, in particular the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) interacted with governors: “While NGA [National Governors’ Association] resolutions may carry weight with Congress, the Clinton IGA group gave most of its policy attention to the caucus of Democratic governors, with whom they maintained a more simpatico relationship” (Patterson 2000, 252). 11 These types of interactions between the national and provincial authorities were particularly common during De la Rua administration. The president, however, attended a few meetings, especially in December of 2001 when the

Authors: Flamand, Laura. and Juan, Olmeda.
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stronger incentives to create these associations than his co-partisans. The explanation is
based on two points. First, governors, co-partisans of the president, are guaranteed, in
general, greater access to federal officials and to benefits as they belong to the same
political network and, in principle share an ideology, a program of government and a
community of interest.
10
Second, in turn, opposition governors, facing the problems
associated with lesser access to federal officials, and even with a certain degree of
discrimination, decide to associate in an attempt to establish fluid and stable
communication channels with the federation and fairer treatment. For similar reasons, as
the paper will later reveal, opposition governors tend to be not only the most active in
the creation of these associations, but also those who are likely to occupy leadership
positions, and overall be more active in advancing proposals or in getting involved in
meetings.
To institutionalize or not to institutionalize
As we will explain later in this section, unlike the Mexican Conago, the Frente Federal de
Gobernadores never achieved a significant degree of institutionalization in Argentina. The
Front neither developed a stable organizational structure, nor well defined mechanisms
to distribute power and responsibilities among its members.
Since its emergence the Front did hold a few formal conferences; most of the
meetings however were called for in response to proposals advanced by the federal
government which could potentially affect the financial prospects of the provinces. The
negotiations between the Front and federal officials tended to be informal and, for the
most part, were not conducted through established institutional channels. In fact, and
unlike in Mexico, governors did not meet directly with the president, but rather with the
Minister of the Economy and the Chief of Cabinet.
11
The situation changed during the first
10
Empirical evidence abounds, here we point to a description of the manner in which the Clinton White House, in
particular the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) interacted with governors: “While NGA [National Governors’
Association] resolutions may carry weight with Congress, the Clinton IGA group gave most of its policy attention to the
caucus of Democratic governors, with whom they maintained a more simpatico relationship” (Patterson 2000, 252).
11
These types of interactions between the national and provincial authorities were particularly common during De la
Rua administration. The president, however, attended a few meetings, especially in December of 2001 when the


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