Argentinean Economic Decline, Political and Religious Culture, and Liberty


This conference explored elements of Argentine history and culture in an effort to help conferees understand Argentina’s unusual economic performance in the twentieth century. It focused particularly on religious and other cultural factors as seen in Argentine history.


Conference Readings

Alberdi, Juan Batista, “Immigration as a Means of Progress” In The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics, edited by Nouzeilles, Gabriela and Montaldo, Graciela, 2002. Durham, NC: Duke U. Press, 2002.

Alejandro, Carlos Diaz. Essays on the Economic History of the Argentine Republic. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1970.

Banfield, Edward C. The Moral Basis of a Backward Society. New York: Free Press, 1958.

Borges. Jorge Luis, “Notes on Germany and the War” In Selected Non-Fictions, edited by Weinberger, Eliot, 199-205. New York: Penguin, 1999.

Crassweller, Robert D.. Peron and the Enigmas of Argentina. New York: Norton, 1987.

Ferns, H.S.. Britain and Argentina in the Nineteenth Century . Oxford: Oxford Press, 1960.

Fillol, Thomas Roberto. Social Factors in Economic Development: The Argentine Case. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1961.

Harrison, Lawrence. The Central Liberal Truth: How Politics Can Change Culture and Save It From Itself. Oxford: University Press, 2006.

Harrison, Lawrence E. . Underdevelopment is a State of Mind: The Latin American Case. : Madison Books, 1985.

Hennessy, Alistair, “Argentines, Anglo-Argentines and Others” In The Land That England Lost: Argentina and Britain, a Special Relationship, edited by Hennessy and King, 9-29. : British Academic Press, 1992.

Lewis, Paul H.. The Crisis of Argentine Capitalism. Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina Press, 1990.

North, Douglass C. Understanding the Process of Economic Change. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Rangel, Carlos. The Latin Americans: Their Love-Hate Relationship with the United States. Piscataway, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1993.

Veliz, Claudio. The New World of the Gothic Fox: Culture and Economy in English and Spanish America. Ewing, NJ: U. of California Press, 1994.