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Research Library

Center for the U.S. and Mexico

Public Policy and Energy Reform

Tony Payan

Public Policy and Energy Reform.

In "Reversal of Fortunes: Changes in the Public Policy Environment and Mexico’s Energy Reform," author Tony Payan examines how public policy produces its own brand of politics, just as politics produces public policy, using Mexico's energy reform to illustrate the dynamic. 

The chapter part of the book "Rebuilding the State Institutions: Challenges for Democratic Rule of Law in Mexico" (Springer, 2019).