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Bolivia: Revolution and the Power of History in the Present. Essays

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By James Dunkerley. Published 2007. ISBN 9781900039819



Detailed Description

This volume brings together essays written over three decades on Bolivian history and politics. Opening with a contemporary survey of the new government of the MAS headed by Evo Morales, the chapters here review the neo-liberal experiments of the 1980s and 1990s the strategic and intellectual failures of Che Guevara’s guerrilla foco the origins of the Revolution of 1952 explanations for the dominance of the caudillos of the 19th century and the extraordinary story of Francisco Burdett O’Connor whose life combined liberation struggles on both sides of the Atlantic.

James Dunkerley is Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas and Professor of Politics Queen Mary University of London. His previous books include Rebellion in the Veins. Political Struggle in Bolivia 1952-1982 (1984); Power in the Isthmus. A Political History of Modern Central America (1987); Political Suicide in Latin America (1992); and Americana. The Americas in the World around 1850 (2000).