Redemocratization in Argentina: the Cabinet of Raúl Alfonsín
In 1976, Argentina suffered a military coup, enduring a decade of authoritarianism, war, and state sponsored violence. Between 9,000 and 30,000 people were forcibly disappeared by the government during these years in what was known as the ‘dirty war’. Now, in 1983, democracy has returned to Argentina with Raúl Alfonsín at the helm, but the path forward is plagued with uncertainty.
How should Argentina balance the need for justice and reconciliation without alienating the military and risking another coup? How should Argentina stabilize its chaotic economy? Will it be possible for Argentina to emerge from this uncertainty while continuing to be a stable democracy? This committee will be tasked with answering these questions.