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Subverting the spaces of invitation? Local politics and participatory budgeting in post-crisis Buenos Aires

Rodgers, Dennis (2005) Subverting the spaces of invitation? Local politics and participatory budgeting in post-crisis Buenos Aires. Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 1, 72. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper examines the political situation in Argentina in the wake of the mass protests of December 2001, which became known as the Argentinazo. Following the unprecedented turmoil in the country, which led to the resignation of President De la Rua and to the largest sovereign default in history, business ground to a halt and unemployment soared, leaving over half the population living below the poverty line by June 2002. The paper considers what new forms of political participation have emerged since the Argentinazo and analyses their relationship to the state. In particular, it examines what Andrea Cornwall has termed "invited" spaces - whereby political spaces are opened up to non-state actors - and analyses what consequences they might have for democratic practices.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/publicati...
Additional Information: © 2005 Dennis Rodgers
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Departments > International Development
Departments > Geography and Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 72
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2008 16:18
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/13284/

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