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  1. tecnico
  2. state corporatism
  3. GATT
  4. Para-statal
  5. informal sector
  1. a state-owned, or state-controlled, corporations created to undertake a broad range of activities, from the control and marketing of agricultural production to the provision of banking services and the operation of airlines, other transportation facilities an public utilities
  2. b the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, a multilateral agreement that sought to promote freer trade among countries; predecessor to the WTO
  3. c the portion of an economy largely outside goverment control in which emoloyees work without contracts or benefits
  4. d a political system in which the state requires all members of a particular economic sector to join an officially designated interest group
  5. e a career-minded bureaucrat who administres public policy according to technical, rather than political, criteria

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. opposition to the political power of religious institutions or the clergy
  2. neofeudal realtionships in which "patrons" gain the support of "client" through the mutual exchange of benefits and obligations
  3. the six-year term that a Mexican president serves in office
  4. the World Trade Organization, an international body that enforces agreements that reduce barriers to international trade; successor to the GATT
  5. the North American Free Trade Agreement, an agreement in which Mexico, the US and Canada committed themselves to the elimination of the trade barriers among them

5 True/False questions

  1. divided governmenta government in which the president or chief executive is from a different political party than the political party that has a majority in, or which dominates, the national legislature


  2. clientelisman informal aspect of policymaking in which a powerful patron offers resources such as land, contacts, protection or jobs in return for the support and services of lower-status and less powerful clients; corruption, preferential treatment and inequality are charcteristic of clientelist politics


  3. accomodationa political system in which interest groups become an institutionalized part of the state or dominant political party


  4. state capitalisman economic developement strategy in which the state guides the process of private industrial and agricultural developement, encourages the formation of investment capital and the establishment of businesses, and protects domestic businesses from foreign competition


  5. ejidatarioland granted by the Mexican government to an organized group of peasants