State Governance and Micropractices of Power in the Process of Decolonizing the State in Bolivia

  title={State Governance and Micropractices of Power in the Process of Decolonizing the State in Bolivia},
  author={Eija Maria Ranta},
  journal={Forum for Development Studies},
  pages={363 - 385}
  • E. Ranta
  • Published 22 March 2018
  • Political Science
  • Forum for Development Studies
Abstract This article investigates how multiple and nuanced micropractices of power work through everyday bureaucratic actions in the course of major state transformations. It argues that it is not solely the grand ideological battles or global asymmetries of power that impede the implementation of revolutionary political alternatives. More attention should be paid to the internal functioning of state governance and its micropractices of power in processes of change. Empirically, it examines… 
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