Impasse in Bolivia: Neoliberal Hegemony and Popular Resistance

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This book explores the tensions between markets, democracy, neoliberalism, state restructuring and citizenship. In this regard, the balance of citizen rights has been shifted away from providing citizens with social rights to privileging the property rights of private, mostly transnational, firms. Bolivian Stalemate throws light on the reasons and processes behind the rising opposition in country after country in Latin America to the currently fashionable, internationally ...

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Overview

This book explores the tensions between markets, democracy, neoliberalism, state restructuring and citizenship. In this regard, the balance of citizen rights has been shifted away from providing citizens with social rights to privileging the property rights of private, mostly transnational, firms. Bolivian Stalemate throws light on the reasons and processes behind the rising opposition in country after country in Latin America to the currently fashionable, internationally prescribed economic development strategy of neoliberalism.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781842777596
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 6/12/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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Benjamin Kohl is Assistant Professor, Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University. Linda Farthing is a jourbanalist who has specialized in Latin American affairs.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• Neoliberal Globalization: The Challenge of Maintaining Hegemony
• From Francisco de Toledo to Jeffrey Sachs
• The Invasion: Structural Adjustment and the New Economic Policy
• Reinventing Bolivia: The Plan de Todos
• Privatization Bolivian-style
• Municipal Reform, Social Movements, and the New Electoral Politics
• The Neoliberal Wars: Water, Taxes, Gas
• Global Trends and Local Responses: Contesting Neoliberalism

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