"The book project began with the conference �Rethinking Dual Transitions: Argentine Politics in the 1990s in Comparative Perspective,� which was held at Harvard University�s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs in March 2003."--Ackowledgments. Incluye referencias bibliográficas (p. -314) e índice. CONTENIDO: Building castles in the sand? : the politics of institutional weakness in Argentina / Steven Levitsky and MariŽa Victoria Murillo -- The institutional foundations of public policy : a transaction cost approach and its application to Argentina / Pablo T. Spiller and Mariano Tommasi -- Old actors in new markets : transforming the populist/industrial coalition in Argentina, 1989-2001 / SebastiaŽn Etchemendy -- Menem and the governors : intergovernmental relations in the 1990s / Kent Eaton -- Provincial party bosses : keystone of the Argentine Congress / Mark P. Jones and Wonjae Hwang -- Enduring uncertainty : court-executive relations in Argentina during the 1990s and beyond / Gretchen Helmke -- Citizens versus political class : the crisis of partisan representation / Juan Carlos Torre -- Crisis and renovation : institutional weakness and the transformation of Argentine Peronism, 1983-2003 / Steven Levitsky -- The new iron law of Argentine politics? : partisanship, clientelism, and governability in contemporary Argentina / Ernesto Calvo and MariŽa Victoria Murillo -- Demanding accountable government : citizens, politicians, and the perils of representative democracy in Argentina / Enrique Peruzzotti -- Protest and politics in contemporary Argentina / Javier Auyero -- Conclusion : theorizing about weak institutions : lessons from the Argentine case / Steven Levitsky and MariŽa Victoria Murillo.