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The province of Buenos Aires and Argentine politics, 1912-1943 /
Richard J. Walter.
imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
description
xiv, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0521303370
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imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
isbn
0521303370
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3431026
 
Bibliography: p. 231-238.
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Appeared in Choice on 1986-06:
There are many studies on national politics in Argentina. This political history is unique for its focus on the politics of the province of Buenos Aires and the impact of this province on politics at the national level. Particular attention is given to the conservative and radical parties. The author concludes that the Buenos Aires conservatives, because of their lack of responsiveness to the needs of the people and their antidemocratic maneuvers, did not provide the leadership necessary to unite the separate conservative parties in the country into a single unit. The radicals lost their majority to the Peronistas between 1946 and 1975 because of their fragmentation and their lack of pragmatism in developing social and economic programs to match those of Peron. This analysis reveals some things that detract from the foundations of a democratic tradition, such as violence, fraud, and corruption, as well as the inability of the parties to work together; however, the fact that the parties were well-organized and effectively managed and that citizen participation remained high are seen as favorable for democracy. Based on a wide variety of sources, the material is well documented, clearly organized, well written, and objectively presented. Substantial bibliography; useful index. Upper-division and graduate collections.-R.L. Delorme, California State University-Long Beach
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Buenos Aires is Argentina's wealthiest, largest, and most populous province. This first account of its political history between 1912 and 1943 underscores its role as a vital factor in national political life.
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Buenos Aires is Argentina's wealthiest, largest, and most populous province. This first account of its political history between 1912 and 1943 underscores its role as a vital factor in national political life. Particular attention is given to the part the province has played in national presidential elections, the relationship between provincial administrations and the national government, and the struggle between the two principal political parties, the Partido Conservador and the Union Civica Radical, which vied for control of the province during the early part of the twentieth century.
Main Description
Buenos Aires is Argentina's wealthiest, largest, and most populous province, and has long been the key prize in all major electoral struggles, has received little scholarly attention. This first account of its political history between 1912 and 1943 underscores its role as a vital factor in national political life. Particular attention is given to the part the province has played in national presidential elections, the relationship between provincial administrations and the national government, and the struggle between the two principal political parties, the Partido Conservador and the Union Civica Radical, which vied for control of the province during the early part of this century. Based on a wide range of sources, including newspapers, government documents, archival sources, and personal interviews, the book describes the fascinating political interplay of competing forces in the most important electoral arena of one of Latin America's most important countries.
Table of Contents
List of tables
List of figures
List of illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Marcelino Ugarte and the pursuit of the presidency
The Radical house divided: Yrigoyen versus Crotto
Alvear and non-intervention
The province of Buenos Aires and the fall of Yrigoyen
The provincial elections of April 1931
The presidential election of November 1931
The Conservative house divided: the overthrow of Governor Martfnez de Hoz
The provincial elections of November 1935
Fresco and fraud
Ortiz and intervention
Rodolfo Moreno and the pursuit of the presidency
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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