Ana Castellani is a Ph.D. of Social Sciences from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), a member of Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET, Argentina), and Professor at UBA and Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM). She acknowledges the comments made by Luisina Perelmiter, Gastón Beltrán, and Pablo Nemiña and the translation work made by Eliana Ruppel.
Privileged Accumulation Spaces and Restrictions on Development of State-Business Relations in Argentina (1966–1989)
Article first published online: 20 DEC 2012
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American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Volume 72, Issue 1, pages 90–121, January 2013
How to Cite
Castellani, A. (2013), Privileged Accumulation Spaces and Restrictions on Development of State-Business Relations in Argentina (1966–1989). American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 72: 90–121. doi: 10.1111/j.1536-7150.2012.00864.x
- Issue published online: 20 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 20 DEC 2012
The aim of this work is to explain how the state-business relation has influenced economic development in Argentina. I will make a historical and systemic analysis of the Argentinian case to illustrate how and why state-business relations supporting privileged accumulation spaces (PAS) increased development restrictions from 1966 to 1989.
During this period, successive governments shared a common view about the central role the state had to perform for industrialization, especially by supporting the growth of big domestic industrial companies. This view would only radically change in 1989, when neoliberal structural reforms were implemented.
To support this hypothesis, I suggest a methodological strategy that combines several techniques and sources in order to analyze the evolution of three complex variables and their multiple relations: state economic intervention, business behavior, and performance by large corporations.