Rhetoric of Independence: Colombia Bicentennial 1810-2010 - An Interpretation of the Rhetoric of Reaction of Albert Hirschman

23 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2010 Last revised: 26 Sep 2014

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Fernando Estrada

Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales

Date Written: June 18, 2010

Abstract

This paper develops a hypothesis of the economist, Albert Hirschman in 'The Rhetoric of Reaction, Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy' (Harvard, 1991) regarding the history of the independence of Colombia. The Rhetoric of Independence extended the geographical worldview of the people of Spanish American. Finally, the paper develops a dispute with the explanations given by the conventional Colombian historiography.

Keywords: Albert Hirschman, Colombia, Spanish American, Independence, Political Rhetoric, History, Social Sciences

JEL Classification: A1, A20, B5, B59, N9, Z1

Suggested Citation

Estrada, Fernando, Rhetoric of Independence: Colombia Bicentennial 1810-2010 - An Interpretation of the Rhetoric of Reaction of Albert Hirschman (June 18, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1626867 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1626867

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