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Los Derechos de Propiedad Ejidal en el Contexto Desamortizador Iberoamericano. La Campaña de Buenos Aires, Siglo XIX


Este artículo estudia la redefinición de los derechos de propiedad de los bienes civiles, específicamente los ejidos, desde una perspectiva comparada. Read the rest of this entry »

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Does Regulation Matter? An Analysis of Corporate Charters in a Laissez-Faire Environment


Are laws that protect minority investors a necessary condition for the development of stock markets? This paper attempts to answer this question using data on the origins of the corporate sector in Chile Read the rest of this entry »

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Nuestras Tiranías. Tocqueville acerca del Despotismo Democrático

ARETÉ. REVISTA DE FILOSOFÍA. 25.1 (2013): 61-80

Aunque el léxico de la “tiranía” y el “despotismo” está sujeto a cambios históricos de significado, seguimos utilizando esos términos para referirnos a algunos tipos de regímenes políticos ilegítimos, injustos o indecentes. También lo hace Tocqueville Read the rest of this entry »

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