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Kohl, Benjamin; Farthing, Linda C. - Impasse in Bolivia - 9781842777589 - V9781842777589
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Impasse in Bolivia

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Description for Impasse in Bolivia Hardcover. Uncovers the reasons and processes behind Bolivia's two decades of unprecedented popular resistance to the consequences of neoliberal policies. Num Pages: 256 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1KLSL; 3JJP; HBJK; HBLW3. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 216 x 135 x 135. Weight in Grams: 431.
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 ... Read more

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About Kohl, Benjamin; Farthing, Linda C.
Benjamin Kohl is a member of the Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University. Linda Farthing, a journalist, educator and activist, has worked on Bolivia for 20 years, including living there for eight. She is a former regional director for the Americas at the ... Read more

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'The crisis in contemporary Bolivia is exceptional even by the formidable standards of the region. A confrontation between global forces and local populations, a battle over basic ideas in political economy, a comprehensive struggle over natural resources and their proper use, and a prolonged dispute over the political organisation of the republic have combined in an extraordinary experience of contested ... Read more

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