Proclaiming Revolution: Bolivia in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1

Proclaiming Revolution: Bolivia in Comparative Perspective / Edition 1

by Merilee S. Grindle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674011414

ISBN-13: 9780674011410

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

In 1952 Bolivia was transformed by revolution. With the army destroyed from only a few days of fighting, workers and peasants took up arms to claim the country as their own. Overnight, the electorate expanded five-fold. Industries were turned over to worker organizations to manage, and land was distributed to peasant communities. Education became universal and free

Overview

In 1952 Bolivia was transformed by revolution. With the army destroyed from only a few days of fighting, workers and peasants took up arms to claim the country as their own. Overnight, the electorate expanded five-fold. Industries were turned over to worker organizations to manage, and land was distributed to peasant communities. Education became universal and free for the first time in the country's history.

This volume, the result of a conference organized by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies of Harvard University and the Institute for Latin American Studies at the University of London, presents new interpretations of the causes of the events of 1952 and compares them to the great social transformations that occurred in France, Mexico, Russia, China, and Cuba. It also considers the consequences of the revolution by examining the political, social, and economic development of the country, as well as adding important insights to the analysis of revolution and the understanding of this fascinating Andean country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674011410
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies, #10
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Contributors

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Acronyms

INTRODUCTION

1.1952 and All That: The Bolivian Revolution in Comparative Perspective

Merilee S. Grindle

PART 1: HOW REVOLUTIONARY THE REVOLUTION?

2. The Bolivian National Revolution: A Comparison

Laurence Whitehead

3. The Domestic Dynamics of the Mexican and Bolivian Revolutions

Alan Knight

4. Braked but not Broken: The United States and Revolutionaries in Mexico and Bolivia

Ken Lehman

PART 2: REVOLUTIONARY VISIONS AND ACTORS

5. Revolutionary Memory in Bolivia: Anticolonial and National Projects from 1781 to 1952

Sinclair Thomson

6.The Origins of the Bolivian Revolution in the Twentieth Century: Some Reflections

James Dunkerley

7. Revisiting the Rural Roots of the Revolution

Laura Gotkowitz

8. Capturing Indian Bodies, Hearths and Minds: 'El Hogar Campesino' and Rural School Reform in Bolivia, 1920s-1940s

Brooke Larson

PART 3: REVOLUTIONARY CONSEQUENCES

9. The National Revolution and its Legacy

Juan Antonio Morales

10. Social Change in Bolivia since 1952

Herbert S. Klein

11. A Comparative Perspective on Education Reforms in Bolivia: 1950-2000

Manuel E. Contreras

PART 4: UNFINISHED AGENDAS AND NEW INITIATIVES

12. Political Parties Since 1964: The Construction of Bolivia's Multiparty System

Eduardo Gamarra

13.Shadowing the Past? Policy Reform in Bolivia, 1985-2002

Merilee S. Grindle

14. The Offspring of 1952: Poverty, Exclusion and the Promise of Popular Participation

George Gray Molina

PART 5: CONCLUSION

15. Revolution and the Unfinished Business of Nation- and State- Building

Pilar Domingo

Bibliography

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