Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Los diputados revolucionarios entre pueblos y nación: el ejemplo rioplatense, 1810-1821

Geneviève Verdo

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The article covers the major problem of political representation during the revolution of independence, considering it from the point of view of its agents, the deputies. After a description of their main characteristics, it aims the duality of their role during the period. Qn one hand, they act like spokesmen of their communities, with which they keep a very strong link while, on the other hand, they undertake to build, as constituents, a new politic& order. The study of their action in the revolutionary assemblies shows their efforts to reconcile the two tendencies of sovereignty: the plural sovereignty of the pueblos, considered as political main actors, and the most utopic sovereignty of the modern people, characterized by its abstraction and unicity.

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