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Author Tsolakis, Andreas, 1980-

Title The reform of the Bolivian state : domestic politics in the context of globalization / Andreas Tsolakis
Published Boulder, Colo. : FirstForumPress, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 393 pages) : illustrations
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Bolivia's Political Trajectory Since 1985 -- 2. The Impact of the National Revolution -- 3. Transnational Forces and Global Restructuring -- 4. The Internationalisation of the Bolivian State -- 5. Polyarchy in Bolivia -- 6. Evo Morales, the MAS and Elite Resistance to Change -- 7. The Bolivian Case and Beyond -- Appendixes -- 1. Selected Economic Indicators -- 2. Interviewees -- 3. Prominent Businessmen and Technocrats
Summary In 2005, two decades after President Victor Paz Estenssoro┬┐s New Economic Policy heralded the beginning of a profound transformation for Bolivia, violence had become endemic in the country, economic growth was weak, and political corruption was flourishing. Evo Morales was elected to the presidency in a climate of intense social conflict and disorder, promising to deconstruct the entire political and economic edifice so painfully built since 1985. Andreas Tsolakis investigates Bolivia's trajectory since 1985 in the context of the country's deepening integration into the world market. From a historical materialist perspective, Tsolakis assesses why neoliberal restructuring efforts failed, as well as the implications of the continuing internationalization of the Bolivian state for Morales's reform program and his foreign relations in Latin America and beyond. He provides both a nuanced analysis of collaborative practices among transnational social forces and an up-to-date, critical analysis of the Morales administration
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Globalization -- Bolivia.
Bolivia -- Economic conditions -- 1982-
Bolivia -- Politics and government -- 1982-2006.
Bolivia -- Politics and government -- 2006-
Bolivia -- Social conditions -- 1982-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1626371423 (electronic bk.)
9781626371422 (electronic bk.)