New Institutions of Indigenous Self-Governance in Bolivia: Between Autonomy and Self-Discipline

  title={New Institutions of Indigenous Self-Governance in Bolivia: Between Autonomy and Self-Discipline},
  author={Jason Tockman and John I. Cameron and Wilfredo Plata},
  journal={Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies},
  pages={37 - 59}
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