|Author||Kurtz, Marcus J.|
|Title||Latin American state building in comparative perspective : Social foundations of institutional order / Marcus J. Kurtz|
|Imprint||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013|
|Descript||x, 275p. : ill ; 23 cm|
The difficulties of studying state building. -- The social foundations of state building in the contemporary era. -- State formation in Chile and Peru: institution building and atrophy in unlikely settings. -- State formation in Argentina and Yruguay: agrarian capitalism, elite conflict, and the construction of cooperation. -- Divergence reinforced: the timing of political inclusion and state strength in Chile and Peru. -- The social question and the state: mass mobilization, suffrage, and institutional development in Argentina and Uruguay. -- Conclusions, implications, and extensions: social foundations, Germany-Prussia, and the limits of contemporary state building.
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