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Argentina : A Short History - Colin M. Lewis

Argentina

A Short History

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Published: 1st October 2002
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From an inauspicious start as a muddy backwater of Imperial Spain to a global trading economy, Colin M. Lewis traces the rise and fall of Argentina in this authoritative history. At the heart of this survey is the theme of paradox: why has a country with such enormous economic potential, and such cultral sophistication, suffered so badly in recent years? Focusing particularly on the 19th and 20th centuries, the author outlines the key events, from Independence to the "dirty war", and from the Falklands conflict to the economic and political crises of 2001. He also traces the tumultuous careers of such figures as Rosas, Roca, the Perons and Carlos Menem. Offering an insight into Argentina, this text explores the paradoxes of economic growth and instability, of corruption and democracy, of aspiration, achievement and disillusionment that characterize this land of the conquistadores.

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Mapsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
International Context
Introduction: Defining a place in the worldp. 17
The regional dimensions of national consolidationp. 26
Independent internationalism: a secure place in the global order?p. 36
Neutrality and nationalism: the cost of charting an independent coursep. 52
Reaction, realism and global reinsertion: ideology versus pragmatismp. 65
Conclusion: Internationalism and nationalismp. 80
Economy and Society
Introduction: Golden eras and missed opportunities--a Long-run perspectivep. 87
Imperfect transition: the flawed belle epoquep. 93
Industrialisation and development: aspiration and obsessionp. 125
Restructuring economy and society: the political economy of violencep. 144
Convertibility, poverty and corruption: a future found and lostp. 160
Conclusion: In search of efficiency and equityp. 180
Politics
Introduction: Conflict and crisis--failure to embed a national projectp. 185
A possible republic and the real republicp. 189
Class politics: parties, power and democracyp. 199
Distributional conflict: the politics of frustrationp. 206
Conclusion: State, politics and citizenshipp. 244
Conclusionp. 227
Bibliographical essayp. 236
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9781851683000
ISBN-10: 1851683003
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st October 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 16.51  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1