Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

La construcción del orden postcolonial. El "sistema de Rosas" en Buenos Aires, entre la coerción y el consenso

Jorge Gelman


Rosas governed Buenos Aires for over 20 years and, as recognized by his opponents, he reestablished state authority and social discipline, lost after the independence revolution. Given explanations about this result went from terror and coercion to the construction of wide consents. Recent studies have stated the relevance of certain elements that contributed to this consents, like discourses, sociability, electoral systems, or many ways of establishing links with popular sectors. However those elements must be balanced, because they can hide the role that coercion and the building of a bureaucratic structure had in the reestablishing of a new order and even on the development of consents. It’s also necessary to establish the historicity of a process that had profound changes in this period.

Text complet: PDF