Between Revolution and the Ballot Box: The Origins of the Argentine Radical Party in the 1890s

Between Revolution and the Ballot Box: The Origins of the Argentine Radical Party in the 1890s

by Paula Alonso
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521771854

ISBN-13: 9780521771856

Pub. Date: 07/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Founded in 1891, the Unión Cívica Radical, generally known as the Radical Party, is the oldest national political party in Argentina. As the strongest opposition party during the 1890s, a pivotal decade in the birth of Argentina's party system, the Radical Party effected a critical development in Argentine politics: it created a system of open

Overview

Founded in 1891, the Unión Cívica Radical, generally known as the Radical Party, is the oldest national political party in Argentina. As the strongest opposition party during the 1890s, a pivotal decade in the birth of Argentina's party system, the Radical Party effected a critical development in Argentine politics: it created a system of open confrontation and political competition. This study offers not merely a revised version of the party's story but also a new perspective on the politics of the nation as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521771856
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Latin American Studies Series, #86
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The political arena; 2. Mounting an opposition; 3. The short-lived Unión Cívica; 4. The radicals in action: part I; 5. The radicals in action: part II; 6. The decline of the Radical Party; Conclusion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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