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The Return of the State in Argentina


  • Jean Grugel

    (University of Sheffield)

  • Maria Pia Riggirozzi

    (University of Sheffield)


Argentina’s economic collapse in December 2001 is seen as perhaps the most emblematic evidence of the failure of neoliberalism in the developing world to provide sustainable and equitable economic growth. A new policy frame has gradually emerged since the crisis which relies on a more active state in the promotion of growth. This article examines the prospects for state-led growth in Argentina in the context of open markets. It explores the policies implemented since 2002 and asks to what extent they constitute a possible route to stable post-crisis governance.

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  • Jean Grugel & Maria Pia Riggirozzi, 2007. "The Return of the State in Argentina," WEF Working Papers 0018, ESRC World Economy and Finance Research Programme, Birkbeck, University of London.
  • Handle: RePEc:wef:wpaper:0018

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    1. Javier Auyero, 1999. "'This is a lot like the Bronx, isn't it?' Lived experiences of marginality in an Argentine slum," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 23(1), pages 45-69, March.
    2. Andrew Powell, 2002. "The Argentina Crisis: Bad Luck, Bad Management, Bad Politics, Bad Advice," Business School Working Papers veinticuatro, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
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    1. Schröter, Lars, 2008. "Die Rolle des informellen Sektors in der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung Argentiniens
      [The role of the informal sector in the economic development of Argentina]
      ," MPRA Paper 11661, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 14 Nov 2008.
    2. Parizeau, Kate, 2015. "When Assets are Vulnerabilities: An Assessment of Informal Recyclers’ Livelihood Strategies in Buenos Aires, Argentina," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 161-173.

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