Politics and Urban Growth in Buenos Aires, 1910-1942

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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.

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"...an uplifting, as well as scholarly, introduction to one of South America's great cities." Times Literary Supplement

"With this book on municipal administration and growth in the city of Buenos Aires, political historian Richard J. Walter makes a significant contribution to the study of twentieth-century Latin American urban history." The Americas

"The book is also illuminating regarding the political culture and electoral behavior of the local inhabitants." Raul Garcia Heras, Latin American Research Review

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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 NaĆ³n; 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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