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Impasse in Bolivia: Neoliberal Hegemony and Popular Resistance
     

Impasse in Bolivia: Neoliberal Hegemony and Popular Resistance

by Benjamin H Kohl, Linda C. Farthing, Linda Farthing
 

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ISBN-10: 1842777599

ISBN-13: 9781842777596

Pub. Date: 06/12/2006

Publisher: Zed Books

Bolivia has experienced two decades of unprecedented popular resistance to the consequences of neoliberal policies, resulting in the resignation and flight of its president in October 2003. This unusual book uncovers the reasons and processes behind the rising opposition - mirrored in country after country in Latin America - to this currently fashionable,

Overview

Bolivia has experienced two decades of unprecedented popular resistance to the consequences of neoliberal policies, resulting in the resignation and flight of its president in October 2003. This unusual book uncovers the reasons and processes behind the rising opposition - mirrored in country after country in Latin America - to this currently fashionable, internationally prescribed approach to economic development. It explores the problems faced by governments in reproducing global strategies at the national level, the tensions between markets and democracy, state restructuring, citizenship and property rights. It points to the problems inherent in retaining neoliberalism as the dominant paradigm in Latin America for the foreseeable future and the unlikely prospect of it putting down real roots of approval and legitimacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842777596
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
06/12/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Entre fiestas y bloqueos (Between fiestas and blockades)
1. Neoliberal Globalization: The challenge of maintaining hegemony
2, From Francisco de Toledo to Jeffrey Sachs
3. The Neoliberal Invasion: Structural Adjustment and the New Economic Policy
4. The Neoliberal Reinvention of Bolivia: The Plan de Todos
5. Privatization Bolivian Style
6. Municipal Reform, Social Movements, and New Electoral Politics
7. The Neoliberal Wars: Water, Taxes, and Gas
8. Global Trends and Local Responses

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