Indigenous Autonomy and the Contradictions of Plurinationalism in Bolivia

@article{Tockman2014IndigenousAA,
  title={Indigenous Autonomy and the Contradictions of Plurinationalism in Bolivia},
  author={Jason Tockman and John I. Cameron},
  journal={Latin American Politics and Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={56},
  pages={46 - 69}
}
  • J. Tockman, J. Cameron
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • Political Science
  • Latin American Politics and Society
Abstract The government of Bolivia led by President Evo Morales and the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party claims to be constructing a new postliberal or plurinational state. However, this alleged experiment in plurinationalism conflicts with two central elements of government and MAS party strategy: the expansion of the economic development model based on the extraction of non-renewable natural resources, and the MAS's efforts to control political space, including indigenous territories… 
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