By Steven Levitsky, María Victoria Murillo
Through the Nineties Argentina used to be the single state in Latin the USA to mix radical fiscal reform and entire democracy. In 2001, even if, it fell right into a deep political and financial main issue and used to be commonly noticeable as a basket case. This booklet explores either advancements, analyzing the hyperlinks among the successes of the Nineties and the 2001 cave in.
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