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Bolivia: Reform and Resistance in the Countryside (1982-2000)

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By Miguel Urioste. Published 2001. ISBN none



Detailed Description

Miguel Urioste, a leading participant in the public and political life of Bolivia over the last three decades, analyses the challenges and opportunities for the country's agriculture and rural society in the period since civilian government was restored. For Urioste the objective of democratic rural development in this, one of Latin America's least urbanised countries, requires a balance of realism in planning, recognition of strong local community tradition and acceptance of technical innovation. He considers the role of NGOs, trade liberalisation, the impact of fiscal reform and poverty reduction programmes as well as alternative strategies.