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Politics in the Andes: Identity, Conflict, Reform / Edition 1

Politics in the Andes: Identity, Conflict, Reform / Edition 1

by Jo-Marie Burt, Philip Mauceri


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822958284
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresvii
I.The Struggle for Identity
1.Ethnic Identity and Politics in the Central Andes: The Cases of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru17
2.Linking Movement and Electoral Politics: Ecuador's Indigenous Movement and the Rise of Pachakutik38
3.Engendering Andean Politics: The Paradoxes of Women's Movements in Neoliberal Ecuador and Bolivia58
II.Conflict and Violence
4.Dismembering and Remembering the Nation: The Semantics of Political Violence in Venezuela81
5.State, Esprit Mafioso, and Armed Conflict in Colombia107
6.Collateral Damage: The U.S. "War on Drugs" and Its Impact on Democracy in the Andes126
7.State, Elites, and the Response to Insurgency: Some Preliminary Comparisons between Colombia and Peru146
8.Human Rights in the Andes: The Defensoria del Pueblo164
III.Political Change and Democracy
9.State Building, State Dismantling, and Financial Crises in Ecuador187
10.The Struggle for Hegemony in Venezuela: Poverty, Popular Protest, and the Future of Democracy207
11.The Tense Relationship between Democracy and Violence in Colombia, 1974-2001228
12.State Making against Democracy: The Case of Fujimori's Peru247
List of Contributors311

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