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Peronism Without Peron: Unions, Parties, and Democracy in Argentina James W. McGuire

Peronism Without Peron: Unions, Parties, and Democracy in Argentina

James W. McGuire

Published June 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780804728317
Hardcover
388 pages
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Within an analysis of Peronism from 1943 to 1995, the author pays special attention to the 1962-66 and 1984-88 periods, when some Peronist politicians and union leaders tried, but failed, to strengthen the party structure. By identifying the forcesMoreWithin an analysis of Peronism from 1943 to 1995, the author pays special attention to the 1962-66 and 1984-88 periods, when some Peronist politicians and union leaders tried, but failed, to strengthen the party structure. By identifying the forces that led to these efforts of party-building and by analyzing the counterforces that thwarted them, he shows how these failures have shaped Argentinas experience with democracy. Drawing on this interpretation of Peronism and its place in Argentine politics, the book develops a distributive conflict/political party explanation for Argentinas democratic instability and contrasts it to alternatives that stress economic dependency, populist economic policies, political culture, and military interventionism.