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Kurtz, Marcus J.
TitleLatin American state building in comparative perspective : social foundations of institutional order / Marcus J. Kurtz.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
 2nd FL Social Science Library Books JL966 .K87 2013  Available
Collationx, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-269) and index.
Contents1. The difficulties of state building -- 2. The social foundations of state building in the contemporary era -- 3. State formation in Chile and Peru: institution building and atrophy in unlikely settings -- 4. State formation in Argentina and Uruguay: agrarian capitalism, elite conflict, and the construction of cooperation -- 5. Divergence reinforced: the timing of political inclusion and state strength in Chile and Peru -- 6. The social question and the state: mass mobilization, suffrage, and institutional development in Argentina and Uruguay -- 7. Conclusions, implications, and extensions: social foundations, Germany/Prussia, and the limits of contemporary state building.
Summary"Provides an account of long-run institutional development in Latin America that emphasizes the social and political foundations of state-building processes" -- provided by publisher.
SubjectNation-building -- Latin America -- History.
Latin America -- Politics and government.
Latin America -- Social conditions.
ISBN9780521766449 (hbk.)
0521766443 (hbk.)
9780521747318 (pbk.)
0521747317 (pbk.)
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