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Between Revolution and the Ballot Box
The Origins of the Argentine Radical Party in the 1890s

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  • Author: Paula Alonso, George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Date Published: June 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521027250

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  • Founded in 1891, the Unión Cívica Radical, generally known as the Radical Party, is the oldest national political party in Argentina. As the strongest opposition party during the 1890s, a pivotal decade in the birth of Argentina's party system, the Radical Party effected a critical development in Argentine politics: it created a system of open confrontation and political competition. This study offers not merely a revised version of the party's story but also a new perspective on the politics of the nation as a whole.

    • Focuses on the often ignored formative years of the Radical Party
    • Offers a new perspective on Argentine political development
    • Examines previously neglected aspects of the party's history
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Alonso has given us a truly important book." The Americas

    "For the most of "the Russian Revolution, 1917" Rex A. Wade suceeds admirably in balancing a lucid guide to the manifold complexities of 1917 with a strong and well-founded interpretation. Taking the book as a whole, Wade's clear exposition and sense of drama, combined with an expectional command of the secondary literature, will make this the standard account of Russia in 1917 for a long time to come. Is Lars T Lih, Montreal, Quebec THE HISTORIAN, REVIEWED SUMMER, 2002

    "her suggestive and well-researched book contributes to the literature on Argentine political parties and is useful for its questioning of accepted ideas." American Historial Review Dec 2001

    "It is a welcome advance on a topic that will continue to attract scholarly work." Historian

    "Alonso's work represents a key contribution to an understanding of this decisive political phase in Argentina...this is an important book that deserves a careful reading by all those who seek to understand the complex nature of Argentine politics in the twentieth century." Canadian Journal of Political Science

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    • Date Published: June 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521027250
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.395kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    1. The political arena
    2. Mounting an opposition
    3. The short-lived Unión Cívica
    4. The radicals in action: part I
    5. The radicals in action: part II
    6. The decline of the Radical Party
    Conclusion
    Appendices
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    Paula Alonso, George Washington University, Washington DC

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