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Argentina Since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future

Editors: Cara Levey, Daniel Ozarow, and Christopher Wylde Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Year: 2014

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This volume explores the effects and legacies of Argentina’s 2001-02 social, economic and political implosion and is unique in its interrogation of the nature and effects of crisis.


It seeks to reject false dichotomies of ‘old’ and ‘new’; instead synthesizing them in order to incorporate both elements of continuity and elements of change into its analysis.


The authors assert that responses to crisis do not only involve the merging of old and new, but that they are also, concurrently responses to both old and new problems – many of which were evident in the 1990s and earlier.


Crisis is shown to manifest itself in a number of realms – political, economic, social – and the responses to it and associated recovery are thus analyzed and interpreted through a myriad of lenses in order to adequately capture the nature of the salient dynamics that are present within them.


In this way, the volume seeks to adopt a more nuanced approach to analyzing Argentina since 2001.

The Mobilization and Demobilization of Middle-Class Revolt: Comparative Insights from Argentina

Author: Daniel Ozarow (Middlesex University, London and Co-Chair of Argentina Research Network)

Publisher: Routledge


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Adopting Argentina’s popular uprisings against neoliberalism including the 2001-02 rebellion and subsequent mass protests as a case study, The Mobilization and Demobilization of Middle-Class Revolt analyzes two decades of longitudinal research (1995-2018), including World Bank and Latinobarómeter household survey data, along with participant interviews, to explore why nonpolitically active middle-class citizens engage in radical protest movements, and why they eventually demobilize. In particular it asks, how do they become politicized and resist economic and political crises, along with their own hardship?


Theoretically informed by Gramsci’s notions of hegemony, ideology and class consciousness, Ozarow posits that to affect profound and lasting social change, multisectoral alliances and sustainable mobilizing vehicles are required to maintain radical progressive movements beyond periods of crisis. With the Argentinian revolt understood to be the ideological forbearer to the autonomist-inspired uprisings which later emerged, comparisons are drawn with experiences in the USA, Spain, Greece UK, Iceland and the Middle East, as well as 1990s contexts in South Africa and Russia. Such a comparative analysis helps understand how contextual factors shape distinctive struggling middle-class citizen responses to external shocks.


This book will be of immense value to students, activists and theorists of social change in North America, in Europe and globally.



“Ozarow skilfully analyses Argentina’s 2001 uprisings, where horizontalism, direct democracy, the occupation of public space set a blueprint for the tactics and strategies adopted a decade later by global movements like Occupy, the occupation of the squares in Greece and Spain, and the Arab Spring. By tracing citizens’ political trajectories over the following two decades, he asks what lessons Argentina’s experience can provide for contemporary movements today in their respective contexts.”

— Paul Mason, Author of Postcapitalism: A Guide to our Future and former Economics Editor, Channel 4 News


“This is an essential book for those who want to understand the processes of mobilization and demobilization of the ever-slippery middle classes. In it Daniel Ozarow analyzes the case study of Argentina during the last two decades. Ozarow, a great expert and scholar of this South American country and the book has two virtues: First, it does not simply reflect a snapshot of a moment in time, but carries out a rigorous historical study of the mobilizations and demobilizations of the Argentine middle classes, since the 2001-2002 revolt, covering the Kirchner period and the opening years of Macri’s right-wing government. Secondly, it presents a comparative perspective and proposes hypotheses and analytical tools to comprehend such processes in other contexts and countries.”

— Maristella Svampa, Argentine Researcher at CONICET, writer and sociologist, La Plata National University



Daniel Ozarow is a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, London. He is Chair of the Argentina Research Network and Co-editor of two books: Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering Reclaiming the Future (2014) and De la Crisis de 2001 al Kirchnerismo: Cambios y Continuidades(2016). He researches on comparative citizen responses to financial crises in Europe and Latin America, workers’ self-management, cooperatives, alternative postcrisis production models, transnational labor movements, and how both personal and national debt is resisted. Daniel has recently been published in academic journals, such as Economy and SocietySociologyLabor History and Latin American Research Review. He blends his academic research with political activism and is Chair of Jubilee Debt Campaign’s Academic Advisory Network and a member of Action for Argentina UK. He regularly features as a political commentator on British and Argentinian affairs and has appeared on television, radio and newspapers, including TelesurC5NAl JazeeraTN, Radio Nacional ArgentinaThe ConversationLabour BriefingTelam and Open Democracy.

New Book – The British in Argentina Commerce, Settlers and Power, 1800-2000

Author: David Rock

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Price: $34.99 (softback) or $24.99 (ebook)

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Drawing on largely unexplored nineteenth- and twentieth-century sources, this book offers an in-depth study of Britain’s presence in Argentina. Its subjects include the nineteenth-century rise of British trade, merchants and explorers, of investment and railways, and of British imperialism. Spanning the period from the Napoleonic Wars until the end of the twentieth century, it provides a comprehensive history of the unique British community in Argentina. Later sections examine the decline of British influence in Argentina from World War I into the early 1950s.  Finally, the book traces links between British multinationals and the political breakdown in Argentina of the 1970s and early 1980s, leading into dictatorship and the Falklands War. Combining economic, social and political history, this extensive volume offers new insights into both the historical development of Argentina and of British interests overseas.


  • Written in an accessible, jargon-free style, appealing to scholars, students and the general reader alike

  • Draws on the author’s extensive fieldwork in Latin America and Europe, combining unexplored primary research with a rich range of secondary sources

  • Charts the major economic, social and political changes in the relationship between Britain and Argentina over two centuries


David Rock is Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, and Senior Research Associate at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge, UK.  He is the author of several previous books on the history of Argentina in English and Spanish, of contributions to the Cambridge History of Latin America and of numerous articles.  He is a recipient of the Herbert E. Bolton Prize in Latin American History, of Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and of awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities of the United States.

New Book – The Polyphonic Machine: Capitalism, Political Violence, and Resistance in Contemporary Argentine Literature

Author: Niall H.D. Geraghty

Publisher: University of Pittsburg Press

Price: $29.95

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Focusing on the work of the Argentine authors César Aira, Marcelo Cohen, and Ricardo Piglia, The Polyphonic Machine conducts a close analysis of the interrelations between capitalism and political violence in late twentieth-century Argentina.


Taking a long historical view, the book considers the most recent Argentine dictatorship of 1976–1983 together with its antecedents and its after-effects, exploring the transformations in power relations and conceptions of resistance which accompanied the political developments experienced throughout this period. By tracing allusive fragments of Argentine political history and drawing on a range of literary and theoretical sources Geraghty proposes that Aira, Cohen and Piglia propound a common analysis of Argentine politics during the twentieth century and construct a synergetic philosophical critique of capitalism and political violence.


The book thus constitutes a radical reappraisal of three of the most important authors in contemporary Argentine literature and contributes to the philosophical and historical understanding of the most recent Argentine military government and their systematic plan of state terrorism.

Taller de Investigaciones Teatrales: Acción política y artìstica durante la última dictadura militar argentina

New Book


Taller de Investigaciones Teatrales: Acción política y artìstica durante la última dictadura militar argentina


Publisher: La Isla de la Luna


Author: Marta Cocco


The  book brings to light the story of the TiT (Workshop of Theatre Investigations)    that up until now was unknown in Argentinian Political and Theatrical History. The TiT was born in Buenos Aires, in 1976 and developed during the most violent period of the Argentinian dictatorship, lead by the three branches of the military known as la “Junta militar” which targeted the cultural field as one of their main repressive objectives. At that time political parties were completely banned, broken up by the repression, and political activity looked to survive through other channels. The resistance against state terrorism built a network of political, social and cultural interconnections that generated multiple discourses against the monolithic discourse of the state and the TIT is an example of this process. The Workshop was working clandestinely and was formed by a generation of young survivors who faced state repression creatively and in the streets.


The author, Marta Cocco is an ex founder of the TiT who describes and analyses the movement as a grassroots cultural resistance against the dictatorship. The book reconstructs the historical and theatrical production of the TiT linking theoretical reflections with original sources. Therefore, it consists of testimonies, interviews with ex protagonists of the period, oral and written memories, as well as original documents that are brought together to render the story visible. The book contributed to the re-appropriation of the experiences that were made under the dictatorship in the struggle for the reconstruction of historical memory.


Table of contents


Chapter I A History of the TiT

Chapter II Theoretical background and methods of work

Chapter III Reconstruction of the plays

Chapter IV Outline towards an aesthetic program

Final Reflections

TiT Plays and Events Chronology




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Argentina under the Kirchners: The legacy of left populism by Marcela Lopez Levy

Publisher: Latin American Bureau and Practical Action Publishing (2017)

Author: Marcela Lopez Levy

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In 2003 Néstor Kirchner took power in a country still reeling from financial meltdown. He set out to reverse the extreme neo-liberal policies of the 1990s, and ruled through heady years of unprecedented economic growth.

Néstor was one half of a political couple — his wife Cristina Fernández de Kirchner won the race for the top job in 2007 and they swapped roles. In 2011 she was voted in for a second term with the highest support ever obtained in a presidential election. And yet in 2015 she was voted out on vague promises of ‘change’.

During the Kirchners’ administrations inequality had fallen, per capita income had nearly doubled, the economy had grown as never before – so what did people want to change? Why did they vote for the first ever democratically elected right-wing government? How was society torn apart into two vitriolic and equal opposing halves?

The legacy of Kirchnerism offers key lessons for progressive politics everywhere – and points to the challenges of taking on resurgent conservative forces in Argentina and around the world.


Table of Contents


Introduction: Populism, Peronism and the rift
Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007): a new kind of Peronist
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, CFK (2007-2015): contentious gains
Afterword: End of an era




‘This important book presents a highly readable, timely and definitive analysis of twelve years of Kirchnerism. It is essential reading for those who want to understand the dynamics behind how popular and successful left-wing governments are defeated and conservative administrations elected to replace them in Argentina and potentially other parts of Latin America.’
Daniel Ozarow, Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University and Co-Chair of the Argentina Research Network


‘Marcela Lopez Levy is among our foremost experts on Argentinean politics, and her new book offers a superbly insightful analysis of Kirchnerismo, deftly cutting through the controversies in order to clearly situate and explain its origins, achievements, and limitations. This is essential reading for anybody who wishes to understand Argentina’s recent history and will constitute a major work of reference for years to come.’
Dennis Rodgers, Professor of International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Towards just and sustainable economies – The social and solidarity economy North and South



Peter North is Reader in Alternative Economies at the University of Liverpool. His research focusses on the transition to a convivial, just and sustainable world at a local level, in the context of the Anthropocene.

Molly Scott Cato is a Green Member of the European Parliament for South West England. She works on finance, tax, trade, food and farming in the Parliament and is a member of the EU-Latin America committee.




Policy Press, University of Bristol


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(several chapters about Argentina)


With capitalism in crisis – rising inequality, unsustainable resource depletion and climate change all demanding a new economic model – the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) has been suggested as an alternative. What can contribute in terms of generating livelihoods that provide a dignified life, meeting of social needs and building of sustainable futures? What can activists in both the global North and South learn from each other?


In this volume academics from a range of disciplines and from a number of European and Latin American countries come together to question what it means to have a ‘sustainable society’ and to ask what role these alternative economies can play in developing convivial, humane and resilient societies, raising some challenging questions for policy-makers and citizens alike. – See more at:




Introduction: New Economies North and South: Sharing the Evolution to a Just and Sustainable Future ~ Peter North and Molly Scott Cato;


Part I: Theoretical Perspectives on the Social and Solidarity Economy;
Towards a new economics: Concepts and experiences from Latin America ~ Jose Luis Coraggio;
Towards low carbon solidarity economies ~ Peter North;
Monsieur le Capital and Madame la Terre on the Brink ~ Penelope Ciancanelli and David Fasenfest;


Part II: The Social and Solidarity Economy as a Site of Social Innovation;
Developing the solidarity economy: Brazil’s social economy incubators ~ Reinaldo Pacheco da Costa;
Innovation, cooperativism and inclusive development: Rethinking technological change and social inclusion ~ Hernán Thomas and Lucas Becerra;
The solidarity economy and the University’s role in creating sustainable evolution ~ Luiz Roberto Alves, Marco Aurelio Bernardes, Victor Gil Neto and Waverli Maia Maratozzo-Neuberger;
Community governance of common resources in North-Eastern Brazil ~ Gilca Oliveira;


Part III: The Social and Solidarity Economy and the State;
The Danish low carbon transition and the prospects for a democratic economy ~ Andrew Cumbers;
A Brazilian perspective on the solidarity economy: Transferring Argentine experiences of Barter to Brazil ~ Paul I. Singer and Heloisa Pimavera;
21st century socialism? Venezuela’s solidarity, social, popular and communal economy ~ Dario Azzellini;
Co-construction or prefiguration? Rethinking the ‘translation’ of SSE practices into policy ~ Ana Cecilia Dinerstein;


Part IV: Inspiration between north and south;
Being a Zapatista wherever you are: Reflections on academic/activist practice from Latin America ~ Paul Chatterton;
Living Sin Patron: Lessons from Argentina’s societies in movement ~ Marina Sitrin;
The social and solidarity economy in Argentina and the UK: Convergence from opposite directions ~ Molly Scott Cato and Paolo Raffaelli;


Conclusion ~ Peter North and Molly Scott Cato




“This ambitious and engaging set of dialogues on the dynamics of the social and solidarity economy is both timely and necessary. By bringing together an international set of scholars from Latin America and the UK Towards Just and Sustainable Economies develops important and insightful contributions to fostering alternatives to the deleterious consequences of neoliberalism.” Dr David Featherstone, University of Glasgow

Exclusive, Limited-Period Discount: Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future

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Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future

Cara Levey, Daniel Ozarow, and Christopher Wylde (editors)

Network members and supporters have put together and edited collection of papers that has recently been published by Palgrave Macmillan. It is available to order here. For a limited time only a 30% discount is available between 1st August and 30th August 2016 entering the code PM16THIRTY. Please ask your university, library or institution to order a copy. Purchase your copy now either as a Hardcopy or ebook to take advantage of this exclusive offer!


Book coverCrisis is a term that is much used in the post-Lehman Brothers world. The subsequent responses and associated recoveries (or lack of) have been the subject of a cascade of academic, government, media, and think-tank investigation ever since. This volume will analyse crisis and its associated responses and subsequent recovery in the context of Argentina’s multiple social, economic and political implosion of 2001/02. However, this volume is unique in its understanding of the nature of how crisis and its impacts should be investigated and interrogated. First, it seeks to reject false dichotomies of ‘old’ and ‘new’; instead synthesising understanding to form an analysis that draws both elements of continuity and elements of change into the debate. Second, it recognises that crisis manifests itself in a number of realms – political, economic, social – and that heuristic devices employed to investigate them must subsequently also be drawn from a number of academic realms. This second point is in recognition of the fact that models of political economy, by their very nature and definition, come to encompass all aspects of social life and social reproduction.

Therefore, the neoliberalism of the 1980s and 1990s in Argentina (and Latin America more widely) manifested itself not just in economic policy but also in the nature of Argentina’s social contract, its cultural production and its very social fabric. The 2001-02 crisis in Argentina led to a rejection of the neoliberal model and therefore the responses and associated recovery can and indeed must be analysed and interpreted from a myriad of lenses in order to adequately capture the nature of important dynamics that are present in the response and recovery to the crisis of 2001/02.

Rationale & Original Contribution

Interbarrial Parque Cent June 2002This timely publication seeks to understand and explain the many impacts of and contrasting responses to the Argentine political, economic and social crises of 2001-02. In this way, the volume illustrates how periods of unprecedented social upheaval permeate all aspects of state and society. The chapters in this volume critically examine the period in question through the lens of a range of disciplines, examining the relationship between cultural, political, economic and societal spheres and from the unique perspective of its ten year anniversary. This allows the book to analyse not only the crisis itself – and multiple understandings of the term – , but also the myriad of responses to it, as well as the long term dynamics of processes of recovery. The volume therefore includes the following topics: macroeconomic and social policy under the Duhalde and Kirchner presidencies, popular resistance, literary and cultural representations, and changing models of political economy. It includes chapters with original theoretical models that help to evaluate the various dynamics of the crisis, as well as presenting empirical work from a rich variety of disciplinary backgrounds that illuminate the various reactions to Argentina’s economic, political and social implosion across different sections of society and utilising different levels of analysis (from civil society to the state through to analysis of global processes). The terms “crisis”, “response” and “recovery” therefore extend beyond narrow understandings of the economy to encompass the political, societal and cultural fields. These different contributions are grounded in coherent analytical and polemical consistency which is aided by the co-authorship of the first chapter by the three editors, as well as the strict guidelines to which the volume contributors are to adhere.

CTA June 2002This country-focused volume proposes to analyse the multiple and varied effects of the 2001 crisis and how it has been be addressed. Argentina represents a particularly interesting case, often resisting attempted theoretical categorisation by various scholars (for example, neither Casteñeda’s infamous ‘good left’ nor ‘bad left’ model can be readily attributed to Argentina). This publication seeks to move away from such attempts at categorisation, instead grounding its analysis in a truly interdisciplinary framework that offers a comprehensive overview of the different aspects and dynamics of El Argentinazo and its immediate and more long-term impacts on Argentine state and society.


Table of Contents
FOREWORD – Colin Lewis, London School of Economics
Revisiting the Argentine Crisis a Decade on: Changes and Continuities?
Cara Levey, Daniel Ozarow, Christopher Wylde (Editors)
PART I – The Political Economy of (Post) Crisis Argentina
Continuity and change in the interpretation of upheaval: Re-examining the Argentine Crisis of 2001-02
Christopher Wylde, Richmond the American International University in London
Post-Convertibility growth in Argentina: long term dynamics and limits, 1960-2008
Cecilia T. Lanata Briones & Rubén M. Lo Vuolo, LSE/ Centro Interdisciplinario para el Estudio de Politicas Publicas (Ciepp), Buenos Aires
Macro-economic governance in Post-neoliberal Argentina and the relentless power of TNCs: The case of the soy complex
Miguel A. Rivera Quiñones, University of Sussex
PART II – Social Movements and Mass Mobilisation before, during and after Que se vayan todo
“It’s the economy, stupid”, Or is it? The role of political crises in mass mobilisation: The case of Argentina in 2001
Olga Onuch, University of Oxford
Disagreement and hope: the hidden transcripts in the grammar of political recovery post-crisis Argentina
Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, University of Bath
Argentina since 2001: From spontaneous uprising to ‘transition’, or a crisis intermezzo?
Heike Schaumberg, University of Manchester
Revisiting Argentina 2001-2013: From ‘Que se vayan todos! to the Peronist Decade
Maristella Svampa, CONICET (National Centre for Scientific and Technical Research),/ Universidad Nacional de la Plata
PART III – Cultural and Media Responses to the 2001 Crisis
Tropical Buenos Aires: Representations of race in Argentine literature during the 2001 crisis and aftermath
Ignacio Aguiló, University of Manchester
Desalambrando el aire: Communication and indigenous struggles in post-crisis Patagonia
Saskia Fischer, Queen Mary, University of London
Assembling the past, performing the nation: The Argentine bicentenary and regaining of public space in the aftermath of the 2001 crisis
Cecilia Dinardi, City University, London
AFTERWORD – Ezequiel Adamovsky, University of Buenos Aires/CONICET
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Serial payers, serial losers? The political economy of Argentina’s public debt

Title: Serial payers, serial losers? The political economy of Argentina’s public debt

Journal: Economy and Society, 45 (1) pp.123-147

Authors: Francisco J. Cantamutto (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, México) and Daniel Ozarow (Middlesex University, London)

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Vulture funds 1A global neoliberal architecture has enabled many countries to increase their public debts to meet their fiscal needs. But since 2008 a number of European and North American economies have faced financial crises induced by unsustainable debts. This paper analyses the case of post-default Argentina since 2001, so as to better comprehend the political economy of public debt, especially in cases where governments are elected on anti-austerity platforms. Presidents Néstor and Cristina Kirchner were committed to a debt-reduction policy, yet Argentina faced a new, ‘selective’, default in 2014. This paper analyses how the country has been trapped in a cycle of debt dependency, which can only be interrupted by a comprehensive audit of the debt’s legitimacy followed by debt cancellation. Critical lessons are provided for other countries facing similar situations.

New e-archive available from Argentina’s Inter-university Programme of Political History

PUHPArgentina’s Programa Interuniversitario de Historia Política is hosting a new Virtual Platform which holds 70 open access research documents covering a number of thematic areas. These are now accessible to researchers and specialists and available here.