Bosoer, Fabián

Fabián Bosoer is a political analyst and journalist. He is a professor of Political Science and International Relations in the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Belgrano. He is an article and opinion editor of the Diario Clarín. He has published “Generals and ambassadors. A history of the parallel diplomacies in Argentina” (Vergara, 2005) and “The Falkland Islands, the final chapter. War and diplomacy in Argentina” (Capital Intellectual-Claves para todos, 2007).

ARTICLES (8)

Argentina 1983-2008: a democracy powered by a single motor

25 years of pure presidentialism

By Fabián Bosoer, 20th November 2008

alfonsin.jpgTwenty-five years after democracy’s comeback in Argentina, there is reason to celebrate, but there are also reasons to assume a necessary nonconformity and critically evaluate a reality that demands distinct answers and raises unresolved matters, says the author.

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UNASUR’s first success

A display of “smart power” in Latin America

By Fabián Bosoer, 16th October 2008

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Aside from giving Bolivia a breather, the recent emergency meeting of the twelve countries of UNASUR – for which Michelle Bachelet took the initiative – has, above all, amounted to a display of smart power, and is further proof of the solidity of the consensus for stability and development in Latin America.

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Could an agrarian party emerge in Argentina?

The rural protests end in a general questioning of Kirchner’s model

By Fabián Bosoer, 24th June 2008

tractor.jpgAfter more than three months of agitated mobilization of the Argentine agricultural sector, which has risen against the agrarian and economic policies of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government, the possibility should not be discarded that the people of the countryside could shape the territorial base of upcoming projects and political realignments, the author says. The agricultural sector has a voice and a vote.

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Argentina: The field revolt squeezes economic growth

Agricultural retentions enter into an irreversible and forced revision

By Fabián Bosoer, 10th April 2008

cacerolada.jpgThe Argentinean government is in a squeeze: with the intention of brutally increasing soy retentions, their principal export product, they disturb the scaffolding of the spectacular economic growth registered in the last five years. The conflict between the Government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the field has exploded. Understand why.

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An Electoral Passions Reunion

The positive (and less recognized) aspect of confrontational tension

By Fabián Bosoer, 13th March 2008

urna.jpgRegarding the several approaching appointments with the ballot boxes (Spain, Italy, the United States, and municipalities in France), the author analyzes the democratic components common to the several campaigns. Using the American model and the current political involvement of its citizenry, he reminds the readers that a party system is far from being a summation of apparatuses; rather, the system responds to a dynamic in which each strong force talks to, competes with, and confronts the other.

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The influence of think tanks in cyber-democracy

New bridges between knowledge and politics, and the State and society

By Fabián Bosoer, 20th February 2008

thinktanks.jpgThe origin and expansion of think tanks on a global level: does it have to do with civil society’s greater level of involvement in governmental duties, or, on the contrary, is it a response to the crisis of representation in political parties? Do they act as bridges between the rulers and the citizens, or as a new, elitist model where the experts substitute those politicians branded as demagogues and populists that are in power. To follow: the first part of an analysis of the impact and transcendence of think tanks in current cyber-democracies.

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The intimate relationship between narcotrafficking and the State

The return of ethics as a response to the everlasting dispute over interests

By Fabián Bosoer, 24th January 2008

american_gangster_1.jpgHugo Chávez needs the FARC for his carom shot on the great Bolivarian homeland table, which includes Colombian territory. Álvaro Uribe has reasons to confront Chávez and to line up behind him the national unit of Colombians that are being held in check and offended from both the inside and the outside. Washington backs Uribe, its main ally in South America, but it is in need of a Chávez that will guarantee that, at the end of the day, Venezuelan oil finds its way to the American gas pumps and tanks.

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The bitter taste and the lessons from Santiago de Chile

Only a transnational effort can rectify the conflicts caused by national interests and passionate rhetoric

By Fabián Bosoer, 5th December 2007

After the recent Iberian-American Summit, it is possible to trace an interesting parallelism between the General Iberian-American Secretariat (SEGIB) and Mercosur’s permanent secretariat: if these trans-state mechanisms, participants and processes are not reinforced, then the sphere of foreign relations will be nothing other than a collision of domestic visions and interests put in motion by the media.

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