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State and Alliances in Argentina, 1956-1976


Guillermo O´Donnell

Director Buenos Aires, Argentina
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This paper pursues the historical perspective which I have employed in a recently completed book. In that book I study the attempt, begun in 1966, to implant and consolidate in Argentina what I have called a “bureaucratic-authoritarian” (BA) State. I have compared the modalities of its alliance with the large bourgeoisie and with international capital, its social impact and, finally, its collapse, with Brazil since 1964 and Chile after 1973. Rather than pointing out similarities between the Argentine case and the others, I shall stress here some differences, for these offer a basis for understanding why, in recent decades, attempts to establish any type of political domination have failed in Argentina.
How to Cite: O´Donnell, G., 1978. State and Alliances in Argentina, 1956-1976. Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 7(2), pp.20–54. DOI:
Published on 01 Jan 1978.
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