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Ra Ximhai  2012 

BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE. WOMEN RULE MUNICIPALITIES IN TLAXCALA, MEXICO

Keywords: Gender , Municipality , Public , Private , Tlaxcala , Mexico

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For public / private dichotomy in Western thought, the power is exercised in the public while private space is maintained as a domestic, apolitical and non-theorized. By contrast, for feminists it is an area of power that must be studied. The aim of this paper is to analyze the link between the public and private sphere from depth interviews with 14 mayors from Tlaxcala, Mexico. It discusses the various pressures to which women are subjected to assume public office and their slim chances of a far-reaching political career. We conclude that the social relations of private sector are vital to facilitate the participation of women in the audience, making it necessary to include in the definition of democracy.

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