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Lay Patronage and the Development of Ecclesiastical Property in Spanish America: The Case of Buenos Aires, 1700–1900

ROBERTO DI STEFANO
HISPANIC AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW 93.1 (2013): 67-98

Beginning with the dissolution of colonial Christendom, the development of church property has been closely tied to processes of secularization in Latin American countries. This process is to be understood not as the marginalization of religion but as the restructuring of religious matters in modern societies. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Historia, Religión

La Ciudadanía Política del Liberalismo: Límites y Alcances de un Proyecto Político Modernizador

ELÍAS GÓMEZ CONTERAS
CIENCIA POLÍTICA 11 (2011): 82-100

El período del federalismo en Colombia abarcó cerca de un cuarto de siglo y estuvo acompañado por un conjunto de reformas económicas, políticas y sociales orientadas por el liberalismo e implementadas desde el Estado, cuyo objetivo fundamental estuvo encaminado a superar las condiciones que le impedían al país alcanzar el desarrollo económico y la modernidad política. Parte de las reformas emprendidas estuvieron orientas a generar una mayor apertura de la economía al mercado internacional y a reducir el poder de la Iglesia Católica en los distintos ámbitos de la vida nacional. En su ideal de alcanzar la modernidad política, el liberalismo se preocupó por promover también la construcción de una sociedad secular, liberal e ilustrada, que garantizará los objetivos fundamentales propuestos y se convirtiera en garante de la defensa y continuidad del proyecto liberal. El objetivo de este artículo es analizar las vicisitudes del proyecto político modernizador del liberalismo, que tuvo como eje central la construcción de ciudadanos durante el radicalismo liberal. Si bien la ciudadanía se fue construyendo desde los marcos legales y las iniciativas del gobierno, fueron fundamentales también las ideas y los intereses de otros actores sociales involucrados como la Iglesia y los partidos políticos, así como la apropiación, el uso o el rechazo que establecieron, frente al proyecto modernizador, los distintos actores sociales.


								

Filed under: Filosofía, Historia, Religión, Sociedad

El Gobierno y las Libertades: La Ruta del Liberalismo Chileno en el Siglo XIX

IVAN JAKSIC, SOL SERRANO
ESTUDIOS PÚBLICOS 118 (2010): 69-105

En este ensayo se bosquejan los grandes hitos del pensamiento y la acción política liberal en Chile durante el siglo XIX. Los autores subrayan que el fuerte énfasis en la división de los poderes del Estado y la progresiva erosión de las facultades del Ejecutivo conllevó una ampliación de las libertades tradicionalmente asociadas con el liberalismo: los derechos individuales, la libertad de asociación, la libertad de imprenta, la ampliación del sufragio y del electorado, la libertad de enseñanza y la tolerancia religiosa. A su vez, se hace hincapié en lo que hay de liberal en el pensamiento y en la acción política conservadora. Así, se propone que existía un mayor consenso intelectual y político de lo que permite la historiografía en torno al debate público y a las reformas del sistema político. Finalmente, se destaca el papel que tuvo el conflicto religioso en perfilar los rasgos distintivos del liberalismo chileno.

 

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