Bolivia en el siglo XXI
Trayectorias históricas y proyecciones políticas, económicas y socioculturales
About the book
The book Bolivia in the 21st century by Nelson González Ortega compiles studies from a national, regional and global perspective on the emergence of a new civil society in Bolivia from the gradual establishment of democracy in 1982 to the current political regime established by Evo Morales, the first Bolivian indigenous president. The book focuses on the analysis of economic conditions and social effects provoked by the introduction of neoliberalism that led to the collapse of the old Bolivian elitist regime of the late twentieth century and the subsequent creation of movements and political parties grouped in the MAS (Movement Towards Socialism). The MAS --as a former political movement, and currently the main party in power in Bolivia-- has contributed to the conversion of indigenous people into citizens, entitled to their civil and political rights. Thus, establishing the problematic and controversial conditions favorable to achieve an effective social, economic, political and cultural transformation of Bolivia in the 21st century.
The analysis of such reconversion of the Nation-State in Bolivia has been carried out in the present volume by specialists in social sciences from South America, Europe and Asia whose meticulous and well-informed studies of the historical, socio-political and economic trajectories in Bolivia are aimed to enable national and international readers to recreate critically, from multiple perspectives, most relevant sociohistorical events and political issues occurred in Bolivia during the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
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