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Congresses versus caudillos : the untold history of democracy in Latin America, with special emphasis on New Granada (Colombia), 1830–60. A new research agenda

Abstract:

Since its origins, congresses played significant roles in the emerging states of Latin America following independence from Spain. Yet their protagonism has been overshadowed by the so-called caudillos, the strongmen who seem to have dominated the politics of the region during most of the nineteenth-century. This article argues that congresses were central political actors in Latin America during the century and it does so by examining their various functions. Congresses served to form gov...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/02606755.2017.1334325

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, SIAS, Latin American Centre
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Parliaments, Estates and Representation Journal website
Volume:
37
Issue:
2
Pages:
119-129
Publication date:
2017-06-24
Acceptance date:
2017-05-18
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EISSN:
1947-248X
ISSN:
0260-6755
Pubs id:
pubs:708377
URN:
uri:1337e726-72b9-48ad-841d-85a46ebd28c3
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uuid:1337e726-72b9-48ad-841d-85a46ebd28c3
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pubs:708377

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