The election of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) to power in Bolivia in 2006 marked a historic break from centuries of foreign domination and indigenous marginalisation.
Evo Morales, leader of the MAS, became the first indigenous president of Bolivia. Kepa Artaraz looks at the Morales' government's attempt to 'refound the nation'.
He shows how the mix of Marxism, indigenous liberation politics, anti-imperialism and environmentalism has made Bolivia one of the most interesting and unique political experiments of Latin America's 'red decade'. As the historic left-turn in Latin America reaches a crossroads, this book guides us through the politics and ideas which have animated this popular movement, drawing out important lessons for progressive politics everywhere.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Pluto Press
- Publication Date: 20/04/2012
- Category: Political structure & processes
- ISBN: 9780745330907
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