Politics and Urban Growth in Buenos Aires, 1910-1942

Politics and Urban Growth in Buenos Aires, 1910-1942

by Richard J. Walter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521530652

ISBN-13: 9780521530651

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Buenos Aires is Argentina's national capital and largest city. This book describes the development of the city during the period from 1910 to the early 1940s. It focuses on the role of politics and local government in the evolution of the city, detailing elections, party competition, and debates on important public works issues. The political story is set within

Overview

Buenos Aires is Argentina's national capital and largest city. This book describes the development of the city during the period from 1910 to the early 1940s. It focuses on the role of politics and local government in the evolution of the city, detailing elections, party competition, and debates on important public works issues. The political story is set within the larger context of the overall growth of the capital. This is the first work to cover comprehensively the history of the city for this period and the first to concentrate on the neglected topic of local government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521530651
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Latin American Studies Series, #74
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Buenos Aires before World War I; 2. Prelude to reform; 3. Reform and Its consequences; 4. A new council; 5. Buenos Aires in the 1920s; 6. Noel and the council: round one; 7. Noel and the council: round two; 8. Cantilo, colectivos, and subways; 9. Conservative resurgence: Guerrico and Naón; 10. Vedia y Mitre and the council: round one; 11. 1936; 12. Vedia y Mitre and the council: round two; 13. Old business; 14. Democracy under siege; 15. Buenos Aires in the early 1940s; Appendix; Bibliography.

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