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Finding Eldorado: Slavery and Long-run Development in Colombia

DARON ACEMOGLU, CAMILO GARCIA-JIMENO, JAMES A. ROBINSON
NBER WORKING PAPER NO. 18177 (2012)

Slavery has been a major institution of labor coercion throughout history. Colonial societies used slavery intensively across the Americas, and slavery remained prevalent in most countries after independence from the European powers. We investigate the impact of slavery on long-run development in Colombia. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Ciencia Política, Economía, Historia

Federalism and Taxation in the Sovereign State of Panama, 1850-1886

SALOMÓN KALMANOVITZ
REVISTA DE ECONOMÍA INSTITUCIONAL 27.2 (2012)

The economic history of Panama during the 19th century is generaly unknown in Colombia and its financial accounts present a puzzle which is difficult to unravel. This investigation contributes to the elucidation of both problems; taking into account demography, geography and fiscal accounts as they appear in the budges of the State of Panama. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Ciencia Política, Economía, Historia

The Popularization of Political Economy in Spain and Latin America Through Encyclopedias (1887-1930)

JESÚS ASTIGARRAGA, JUAN ZABALZA
JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT 34.2 (2012): 219-242

The article analyzes the economic entries of the main Spanish general encyclopedias of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Diccionario enciclopédico (1887–1898) and Enciclopedia universal (1908–1930). Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Economía, Historia

I Want It All, and I Want It Now: The Political Manipulation of Argentina’s Provincial High Courts

ANDREA CASTAGNOLA
JOURNAL OF POLITICS IN LATIN AMERICA 4.2 (2012): 39-62

Provincial supreme courts are important players in local politics because justices can affect the interest of the ruling governors; however, no research has addressed the factors that affect judicial turnover in provincial high courts in new democracies. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Ciencia Política, Derecho

Foreign Direct Investment and Home-Country Political Risk: The Case of Brazil

SANDRA AGUIAR, LUÍS AGUIAR-CONRARIA, MOHAMED AZZIM GULAMHUSSEN, PEDRO C. MAGALHÃES
LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH REVIEW 47.2 (2012): 144-165

This article looks into the factors that explain foreign direct investment (FDI) in Brazil by country of origin. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Ciencia Política, Economía

Conservadurismo Británico Contemporáneo: John Gray y la Teoría Política del Modus Vivendi

JORGE DEL PALACIO MARTÍN
ISEGORÍA 47 (2012): 601-614

John N. Gray es uno de los teóricos políticos más relevantes del panorama intelectual contemporáneo. Este trabajo ofrece una síntesis de su pensamiento, entendido como teoría política del modus vivendi. Se sostiene aquí que el pensamiento político de John Gray es un tipo de liberalismo congruente con los principios de la tradición del conservadurismo británico. En concreto, el artículo defenderá esta vinculación atendiendo al marcado carácter anti-racionalista y escéptico de su pensamiento, elementos que lo alejan de cualquier concepción universalista del liberalismo.

 

Filed under: Filosofía

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