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The Evo Morales Experiment

The Birth of a New Era in Bolivian Politics

Authors: von Vacano, Arturo, von Vacano, Diego

  • Provides a detailed account of the political manoeuvers, junctures, and crises that were the birth pangs of a new era in Bolivia, the Evo Experiment
  • Places into context the Machiavellian politics of Bolivia in the time before and after Morales
  • Analyzes the antagonism between the indigenous socialist movement of Western Bolivia and the mestizo or creole elites—with fascistic tendencies— of Eastern Bolivia
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  • Due: August 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51268-0
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51267-3
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About this book

This collection of essays spans the period 2005-2008, when Evo Morales was consolidating power despite extreme opposition by both elites in Eastern Bolivia and the United States.  While Hugo Chávez is no longer on the political scene, and the Castro brothers in Cuba represent an older brand of Latin American socialism, it has fallen on Morales to be a new leader of the Latin Left. Arturo von Vacano, a leading journalist, novelist, and commentator on Bolivia over the last fifty years provides, through commentary pieces and essays, an analysis of the precarious first three years of the “Evo Experiment.” This refers to the emergence of the first indigenous president of Bolivia, a leader who rose to power from the coca growers movement in the 1990s to become the head of the MAS (Movement Towards Socialism) and eventually establish an economically-viable model of democratic socialism in a country long dominated by racism and foreign dependence.

About the authors

Arturo von Vacano is a Bolivian-born writer, editor, and translator based in the Washington, DC, area, USA.
Diego von Vacano is Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University, USA.

Buy this book

eBook 66,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: August 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51268-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: August 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51267-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evo Morales Experiment
Book Subtitle
The Birth of a New Era in Bolivian Politics
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51268-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51267-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 illustrations in colour
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