Authoritarianism and the Crisis of the Argentine Political Economy

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Stanford University Press, 1991 - Political Science - 405 pages
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This study of Argentina over the past 25 years confronts two questions: Why has Argentina, one of Latin America's wealthiest and most developed nations, failed so tragically to reconcile economic modernization and liberal democracy? Why have authoritarian regimes failed even more spectacularly than those led by civilians?
 

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Contents

Thinking About Authoritarianism in Argentina
1
Cycles of Crisis and Transformation in the Argentine
16
The State and the Argentine Revolution
48
The StateLed Project of Capitalist Restructuring
74
WorkingClass Politics and the State
101
The Cordobazo Popular Resistance
127
Military Reformism and the Deepening of
162
The Militarys Extrication Crisis and the Gran
189
The Proceso and the Apotheosis
224
Alfonsin and the Unfinished Agenda of Democratic
267
Bibliography 349 Index
381
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