Impasse in Bolivia: Neoliberal Hegemony and Popular Resistance
This book explores the tensions between markets, democracy, neoliberalism, state restructuring and citizenship. In this regard, the balance of citizen rights has been shifted away from providing citizens with social rights to privileging the property rights of private, mostly transnational, firms. Bolivian Stalemate throws light on the reasons and processes behind the risi...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 12th 2006 by Zed Books
(first published 2006)
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Very interesting book on the effect of neo-liberal politics in Bolivia. I haven't been following the dominance of the Milton Friedman school of economics over the last thirty years in international policy and how many of the key policy makers in developing country are in that school that pursues policies of growth by minimizing the role of the state sector.