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Construyendo el territorio tras Caseros: los jueces de paz y la administración pública en la formación del Estado de Buenos Aires

Author(s): Mariana Canedo

Journal: Antíteses
ISSN 1984-3356

Volume: 4;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 675;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Buenos Aires State | Territory | Justice of the peace | Topographical department | Statistical Office

The construction of territory as a constitutive element of States was a much more dynamic and complex process than it is made out to be. Within the framework of the Buenos Aires State formation, separated from the Argentine Confederation, the Topographical Department prompted a process of information search on the limits of internal jurisdictions (partidos) that was carried out by local authorities (jueces de paz) towards 1854. The aim of this articule is to analyze the criteria used by local authorities to establish limits to their own jurisdictions, and the adjustments proposed within their territory. In addition, the nature of information use and communication within the administration is taken into consideration, both on a provincial and local level as well as in the State’s own distribution. We argue that territorial management processes in a complex situation of political turmoil and inherent administrative limitations had a prolonged realization. Articulation processes aimed to reach a consensus on jurisdictional limits that would allow an improved control of both territory and population entailed, towards the mid 19th century, the acceptance of different social and political relations by local and provincial authorities.
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