Conflict or Cooperation? Political Relations between Governors and Mayors in Major Cities in Argentina

Tomáš Došek, Carlos Varetto

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Abstract

This article explores the nature of the relations between the governors and the mayors of major cities in Argentina. The vast majority of the literature assumes that municipal governments in Argentina are weak, and that mayors therefore align with the provincial authorities. This study argues that there is more diversity in the relations between officials of both levels, and that, in some cases, these relations are openly contentious. Four ideal types of relations are identified, based on political affiliation and type of relation, through the systematisation of 43 cases of major Argentine cities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-250
Number of pages16
JournalBulletin of Latin American Research
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Argentina
  • cities
  • governors
  • intergovernmental relations
  • mayors
  • provinces

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