Lorenzo Muelas y el constitucionalismo indígena ¿desde abajo¿: una retrospectiva crítica sobre el proceso constituyente de 1991 Academic Article


  • This paper focuses on indigenous newcomers to the political field in the 1990’s.Drawing on the repertoire of human rights and the principle of self-determination,they have tried to penetrate such field in order to subvert the hierarchy of politicalcompetition. These representatives, initially dominated, managed to be part of theconstitutional drafting. Although their social position in that stage was far fromideal, they were able to generate interactions with traditional and nontraditionalelites, using a scenario of “political opportunity structure”, which made it possiblefor agents such as Lorenzo Muelas to initiate partnerships and negotiate projects fora new unprecedented political agreement. In that way, indigenous people managed toturn around the ancient ethnic capital stigma.

publication date

  • 2013/1/1


  • 79


  • Constitutionalism
  • Elites
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Interaction
  • Newcomers
  • Repertoire
  • Scenarios
  • Self-determination
  • Stigma
  • constitutionalism
  • elite
  • human rights
  • interaction
  • scenario
  • self-determination
  • social position

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0121-5612

number of pages

  • 44

start page

  • 77

end page

  • 120