Cabildo Elite Network as a Structure of Political Power in Colonial Buenos Aires

26 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2015 Last revised: 18 Sep 2015

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Laura del Valle

Departamento de Humanidades (UNS)

Juan M.C. Larrosa

National University of the South - Department of Economics; Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales del Sur (IIESS)

Date Written: July 5, 2015

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to show the relationship between the nominations for seats in the Cabildo of Buenos Aires between 1776 and 1810, and the network status of council individuals and families. We test hypothesis on the importance of networks metrics of elite individuals and families with political positions in the council. We find that actors and families with higher degree are statistically associated with diverse indicators of political power.

Keywords: elite families, political power, social networks analysis, Cabildo, late colonial Buenos Aires

JEL Classification: N16, N46, D72, L85, L14

Suggested Citation

del Valle, Laura and Larrosa, Juan M.C., Cabildo Elite Network as a Structure of Political Power in Colonial Buenos Aires (July 5, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2626859 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2626859

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