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

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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.

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"Alonso has given us a truly important book." The Americas

"For the most of "the Russian Revolution, 1917" Rex A. Wade suceeds admirably in balancing a lucid guide to the manifold complexities of 1917 with a strong and well-founded interpretation. Taking the book as a whole, Wade's clear exposition and sense of drama, combined with an expectional command of the secondary literature, will make this the standard account of Russia in 1917 for a long time to come. Is Lars T Lih, Montreal, Quebec THE HISTORIAN, REVIEWED SUMMER, 2002

"her suggestive and well-researched book contributes to the literature on Argentine political parties and is useful for its questioning of accepted ideas." American Historial Review Dec 2001

"It is a welcome advance on a topic that will continue to attract scholarly work." Historian

"Alonso's work represents a key contribution to an understanding of this decisive political phase in Argentina...this is an important book that deserves a careful reading by all those who seek to understand the complex nature of Argentine politics in the twentieth century." Canadian Journal of Political Science

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521771856
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • 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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