Auyero J. The Logic of Clientelism in Argentina: An Ethnographic Account. Latin American Research Review. 2000;35(3):55-81.
Abstract:Abstract: Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a shantytown in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, this article studies the workings of Peronist "political clientelism" among the urban poor. It analyzes the web of relations that some slum-dwellers establish with local political brokers to obtain medicine, food, and solutions to other everyday concerns. The article also explores the main functions of the "problem solving networks," which are resource control and information hoard- ing, and pays particular attention to an underexplored dimension of the opera- tion of clientelism: clients' own views on the network.