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Crisis and Contradiction: Marxist Perspectives on Latin by Susan J. Spronk, Jeffery R. Webber

By Susan J. Spronk, Jeffery R. Webber

Because the late-1990s a lot of Latin the USA has skilled an asymmetric and contradictory flip to the Left within the electoral enviornment. while, there was a rejuvenation of Marxist opinions of political financial system. Drawing at the services of Latin American, North American, and ecu students, this quantity bargains state-of-the-art theoretical explorations of traits within the area, in addition to in-depth case stories of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Venezuela. Essays within the quantity concentrate on alterations to category formation in Latin the US and provide new insights into the state-form, exploring the advanced dating among nation and marketplace in contexts of past due capitalist improvement, quite in nations endowed with amazing ordinary source wealth.

Contributors are: Dario Azzellini, Emilia Castorina, Mariano Féliz, Juan Grigera, Nicolas Grinberg, Gabriel Hetland, Claudio Katz, Thomas Purcell, Ben Selwyn, Susan J. Spronk, Guido Starosta, Leandro Vergara-Camus, and Jeffery R. Webber.

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In the last official census, over 82 percent of respondents self-identified as indigenous, predominantly Aymara.

33–49. 27 Precensia 1999, p. 25. 40 Spronk government reached an agreement, which gave the government two months to return water tariffs to their previous level and revise the contract and water legislation to recognise indigenous users’ rights to water resources. By the time the deadline expired, the government failed to fulfill its promises. Growing increasingly frustrated, the Coordinadora radicalised its demands, calling for the outright cancellation of the contract and an overhaul of the water legislation.

20 The Cochabamba Water War Water was the issue that detonated two of the most effective protests in Bolivia in the pre-Morales years – the Water Wars in the cities of Cochabamba in April 2000 and in El Alto in January 2005. 21 Given the two trends noted above, it is not surprising that these struggles were not led by trade unions, but rather by territorially-based organisations that bring together people from different walks of life with common concerns that relate to their neighbourhood or region.

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