Export-Oriented Populism: Commodities and Coalitions in Argentina

  title={Export-Oriented Populism: Commodities and Coalitions in Argentina},
  author={Neal Richardson},
  journal={Studies in Comparative International Development},
  • Neal Richardson
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Political Science
  • Studies in Comparative International Development
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