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A Comparative Analysis of Associations of Governors in Argentina and Mexico
Unformatted Document Text:  23 to a large extent, why this diversification of proposals was possible: committees develop the technical support for proposals of interest to the state governors. Conclusions In this paper, we address an issue that political scientists have largely ignored: the creation of associations of governors in federal countries. As we stated in the introduction, this has been a central strategy adopted by empowered governors in order to coordinate their efforts and gain leverage vis-a-vis the national authorities. During the last decade, we have witnessed an increasing interest for subnational politics, federalism and decentralization, nevertheless, considerably less attention has been devoted to understand the strategies that governors have devised to negotiate effectively with the federal government. To a large extent, our work attempts to fill this gap. A comparative analysis of the emergence and evolution of the Frente Federal Solidario de Gobernadores in Argentina and the Conferencia Nacional de Gobernadores in Mexico has allowed us to explore, from a comparative perspective, the manner in which governors were able to associate in order to negotiate from a stronger position vis-à-vis the federal government. In Mexico, since the mid-1990s, states and municipalities created, for the first time, associations to further their interests at the federal level; in this manner revealing a preference for participating actively and openly in federal policymaking. Significantly, these associations emerged at the same time as the subnational electoral arenas were becoming competitive. In Argentina, governors have been key actors in the national political scene since the return of democracy in 1983 and the consideration of their actions and positions helps to explain the success or failure of different policy initiatives implemented in conjunction with the federal government. We organized our analysis around three points: first, the understanding of the conditions that encouraged governors to create these associations; second, the divergent trajectories followed by both organizations in terms of their institutionalization; and third, the political and policy achievements of both the Front and the Conago. To conclude the paper, we present three general points:

Authors: Flamand, Laura. and Juan, Olmeda.
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to a large extent, why this diversification of proposals was possible: committees develop
the technical support for proposals of interest to the state governors.
Conclusions
In this paper, we address an issue that political scientists have largely ignored: the
creation of associations of governors in federal countries. As we stated in the
introduction, this has been a central strategy adopted by empowered governors in order
to coordinate their efforts and gain leverage vis-a-vis the national authorities. During the
last decade, we have witnessed an increasing interest for subnational politics, federalism
and decentralization, nevertheless, considerably less attention has been devoted to
understand the strategies that governors have devised to negotiate effectively with the
federal government. To a large extent, our work attempts to fill this gap.
A comparative analysis of the emergence and evolution of the Frente Federal Solidario
de Gobernadores in Argentina and the Conferencia Nacional de Gobernadores in Mexico
has allowed us to explore, from a comparative perspective, the manner in which
governors were able to associate in order to negotiate from a stronger position vis-à-vis
the federal government. In Mexico, since the mid-1990s, states and municipalities
created, for the first time, associations to further their interests at the federal level; in
this manner revealing a preference for participating actively and openly in federal
policymaking. Significantly, these associations emerged at the same time as the
subnational electoral arenas were becoming competitive. In Argentina, governors have
been key actors in the national political scene since the return of democracy in 1983 and
the consideration of their actions and positions helps to explain the success or failure of
different policy initiatives implemented in conjunction with the federal government.
We organized our analysis around three points: first, the understanding of the
conditions that encouraged governors to create these associations; second, the divergent
trajectories followed by both organizations in terms of their institutionalization; and third,
the political and policy achievements of both the Front and the Conago. To conclude the
paper, we present three general points:


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