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書名 State and nation making in Latin America and Spain : republics of the possible / edited by Miguel A. Centeno, Agustin E. Ferraro
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
國際標準書號 9781107029866 (hbk.)
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 人文社會聯圖  JL966 .S727 2013    在架上    30610020442620
說明 xiii, 469 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 "The growth of institutional capacity in the developing world has become a central theme in twenty-first-century social science. Many studies have shown that public institutions are an important (some would argue the most important) determinant of long-run rates of economic growth. This book argues that to understand the difficulties and pitfalls of state building in the contemporary world, it is necessary to analyze previous efforts to create institutional capacity in conflictive contexts. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the process of state and nation building in Latin America and Spain from independence to the 1930s. The book examines how Latin American countries and Spain tried to build modern and efficient state institutions for more than a century - without much success. The chapters discuss key processes and challenges of state building. To what extent do historical legacies determine the capacity and reach of states? What are the obstacles to and paths toward the effective consolidation of public authority? How can states best design and create the institutions meant to provide the basic services now associated with citizenship? How can we put together notions of community that include diverse groups and cultures within a single identity, while also respecting the integrity of particular traditions? The Spanish and Latin American experience of the nineteenth century was arguably the first regional stage on which the organizational and political dilemmas that still haunt states were faced. This book provides an unprecedented perspective on the development and contemporary outcome of those state and nation building projects"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-453) and index
Machine generated contents note: 1. Republics of the possible: state building in Latin America and Spain Miguel Centeno and Agustin Ferraro; 2. The construction of national states, 1820-1890: five cases, multiple variables Frank Safford; 3. State building in Western Europe and the Americas before and in the long nineteenth century: some preliminary considerations Wolfgang Knoebl; 4. The state and development under the Brazilian monarchy: 1822-1889 Jeffrey Needell; 5. The Brazilian federal state in the old republic (1889-1930): did regime change make a difference? Joseph E. Love; 6. The Mexican state, Porfirian and revolutionary (1876-1930) Alan Knight; 7. Nicaragua: the difficult creation of a sovereign state Salvador Marti;; 8. Friends' tax. Patronage, fiscality and state building in Argentina and Spain Claudia Herrera and Agustin Ferraro; 9. Ideological pragmatism and non-partisan expertise in nineteenth-century Chile: Andre;s Bello's contribution to state and nation building Iván Jaksic; 10. Militarization without bureaucratization in Central America James Mahoney; 11. Between 'Empleomani;a' and the common good: successful expert bureaucracies in Argentina (1870-1930) Ricardo Salvatore; 12. Elite preferences, administrative institutions, and educational development during Peru's Aristocratic republic (1895-1919) Hillel Soifer; 13. Liberalism in the Iberian world 1808-1825 Roberto Breña; 14. Visions of the national: natural endowments, futures, and the evils of men Fernando López-Alves; 15. Spanish national identity in the age of nationalisms Jose; Alvarez Junco; 16. Census taking and nation making in nineteenth-century Latin America Mara Loveman; 17. Citizens before the law: the role of courts in post-independence state building in Spanish America Sara Chambers; 18. Visualizing the nation: the mid-nineteenth-century Colombian chorographic commission Nancy Applebaum; 19. Paper leviathans. Historical legacies and state strength in contemporary Latin America and Spain Miguel Centeno and Agustin Ferraro
主題 Nation-building -- Latin America
Nation-building -- Spain
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General bisacsh
Alt Author Centeno, Miguel Angel, 1957- editor of compilation
Ferraro, Agustín, editor of compilation
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