Between order and liberty: Juan Bautista Alberdi and the intellectual origins of Argentine constitutionalism

Jeremy Adelman

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Abstract

This essay explores the intellectual foundings of Argentine constitutionalism from the 1830s to the 1850s. Focusing on the writings of Juan Bautista Alberdi and some of his critics, it argues that Argentine constitutionalism had liberal roots but invoked arguments that could neither bring unity to the state-building coalition nor resolve some basic tensions within the framework of national sovereignty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-110
Number of pages25
JournalLatin American Research Review
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies
  • Development
  • Anthropology
  • General
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • History
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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