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Los poderes fácticos mediáticos y el surgimiento del Estado híbrido en México

e process of institutional overlapping that developed in Mexico between formal tradi- tional constitutional powers and mass elec- tronic technologies, which gradually attained factual positions in the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, chan- ged the nature and basic governing functions of the national State.  us, mass media pow- er gave rise to a novel mixing phenomenon that generated a new type of “hybrid State”.  e corresponding new historical Republic with a highly political and media oriented nature modi ed the structure and scenar- io of the conventional contemporary nation state.  e evolution of this historical reality has not yet come to an end, but instead con- tinues to develop with an enormous amount of dynamism and force towards new stages of transformation of the State, public space, and society as a whole, without knowing its  nal out- come due to the strengthening of factual media power while the major branches of government are gradually weakening. Consequently, society needs to critically engage in an objective analysis of this strategic phenomenon, its phases of trans- formation and the viable alternatives for recover- ing the national development path.