Latecomer state formation : political geography and capacity failure in Latin America / Sebastián Mazzuca
- Mazzuca, Sebastián
- New Haven : Yale University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xii, 448 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- Introduction -- Part One. State Formation against State Building -- One. A Theory of Latecomer State Formation -- Two. Independence and State Failure, 1808-45 -- Three. The Triumph of Trade-Led State Formation, 1845-75 -- Part Two. Ports, Parties, and Lords -- Four. A Politician-Centered Approach to State Formation -- Five. Before Argentina -- Six. Port-Driven State Formation in Argentina -- Seven. Port-Driven State Formation in Brazil -- Eight. Party-Driven State Formation in Mexico -- Nine. Party-Driven State Formation in Comparative Perspective -- Ten. Lord-Driven State Formation -- Conclusion.
- Latin American governments systematically fail to provide the key public goods for their societies to prosper. Sebastian Mazzuca argues this is because nineteenth-century Latin American state formation occurred in a period when commerce, rather than war, was the key driver forging countries. Latin American leaders pursued the benefits of international trade at the cost of long-term liabilities built into the countries they forged, notably patrimonial administrations and dysfunctional regional combinations.
- 9780300248951 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-421) and index.
- Endowment Note:
- Barbara S. Klein Libraries Collection Endowment in Art History and International Affairs
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