Social Revolution or Political Takeover?

@article{Malamud2015SocialRO,
  title={Social Revolution or Political Takeover?},
  author={A. Malamud},
  journal={Latin American Perspectives},
  year={2015},
  volume={42},
  pages={11 - 26}
}
  • A. Malamud
  • Published 1 January 2015
  • Political Science, History
  • Latin American Perspectives
In 1995 the Peronist party held the Argentine presidency, a comfortable majority in both congressional chambers, and most provincial governorships and municipalities. In 2013 the political landscape looked exactly the same. However, between 2001 and 2002 the country arguably went through its most serious crisis ever, which led to massive popular uprisings, the early resignation of two presidents, and the largest debt default in international history. The political collapse did not, however… 

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