Policy-Making under Evo Morales: Explaining Ethnopopulist Redistributive Measures in Bolivia
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Political Science & Geography
Graduate Program in International studies
Kurt T. Gaubatz
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.I45 F47 2012
The Evo Morales administration has radically transformed the Bolivian state since his election in 2005. As a result of Morales' indigenous identity and overt ethnic tensions in this state, there is a perception that this factor plays a decisive role in Bolivia's policymaking. However, as the 'renegotiation' of the hydrocarbon industry in 2006 demonstrates, ethnopopulism and political survival provide the most comprehensive approach to predicting the policies of the current Bolivian government.
The resistance to liberalization efforts, the success of redistributive measures and the role identity has had in Bolivia explains why this approach to policy-making has allowed Morales to consolidate his power. Moreover, they provide insight into the challenges the Bolivian states faces in its effort to industrialize its economy.
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"Policy-Making under Evo Morales: Explaining Ethnopopulist Redistributive Measures in Bolivia"
(2012). Master of Arts (MA), Thesis, Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/01vk-4695