State and Nation Making in Latin America and Spain

State and Nation Making in Latin America and Spain

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This book examines how Latin American countries and Spain tried to build modern and efficient state institutions for more than a century - without much success. The chapters tell how these countries went about constructing systems of authority that could manage their territories, support economic development, provide basic services, and promote a sense of national community. The book can serve as an introduction to nineteenth-century Latin America and Spain, as a historical guide to the process of state building, and as a tool for experts looking for the latest work by leading scholars in the field.Indigenous communities might achieve a reduction in tribute payments or labor obligations, slaves could be allowed to seek less abusive ... Despite the weight of the colonial historiography and a growing number of similar studies for the nineteenth century, however, ... and the Challenge of Spanish Conquest: Huamanga to 1640 (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1982); Brian Owensby, Empire ofanbsp;...

Title:State and Nation Making in Latin America and Spain
Author: Miguel A. Centeno, Agustin E. Ferraro
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-03-29

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