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The Liberal State, Economic Development and the Crisis of the 1890s: Joao Crisóstomo and José Frederico Laranjo

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  • Joao Carlos Graca


    (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Centro de Investigação em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações - Universidade de Lisboa)

  • Teresa Nunes


    (Faculdade de Letras, Departamento de História - Universidade de Lisboa)

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    Founded in 1876, the Portuguese Progressive Party sought to serve as an alternative political formation to the then ruling Regenerator Party. Whilst fairly unanimous in its critique of the so-called ‘material improvements’ policy, the party did not, however, produce any coherent economic option. Although generally in favour of budgetary ‘economies’, in line with prevailing nineteenth-century liberal thinking, the Progressives have not reached full internal agreement on this matter, even less so as regards the issue of protectionism versus free-trade. This paper describes the huge diversity of ideas within the party, as exemplified by the cases of João Crisóstomo and José Frederico Laranjo.

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    Article provided by Fabrizio Serra Editore, Pisa - Roma in its journal History of Economic Ideas.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2016)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 111-140

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    Handle: RePEc:hid:journl:v:24:y:2016:2:5:p:111-140
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