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The Other Argentina

The Interior And National Development, 1st Edition

By Larry Sawers


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In the early part of this century, Argentina was one of the most affluent nations in the world. Since then, the Argentine economy has experienced long periods of stagnation and recession. Larry Sawers links the country's economic failure to the backwardness of the interior, which comprises 70 percent of the area of the country and in which nearly o

Table of Contents

Preface -- The Forgotten Interior -- The Interior and the Argentine Nation -- A History of the Great Divide -- Understanding Argentina's Stagnation -- The Economies of the Interior -- The Northwest -- Cuyo -- The Northeast -- Patagonia -- The Economic and Political Backwardness of the Interior -- The Economics of Backwardness -- The Politics of Backwardness -- The Backward Interior and the Argentine Nation -- Prologue to Part Four -- The Political Costs of the Interior's Backwardness -- The Fiscal Cost of the Interior's Backwardness -- Summary and Conclusions -- The Other Argentina -- Appendix The Extent of Poverty in the Interior

About the Author

Larry Sawers is professor and chair of the Department of Economics at the American University in Washington, D.C.

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