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The Bolivian political crisis and the indigenous autonomy

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Rafaela Nunes Pannain
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Brasilio Joao Sallum Junior; Angela Maria Alonso; Charles Freitas Pessanha; Rossana Rocha Reis; Vivian Grace Fernandez Davila Urquidi
Advisor: Brasilio Joao Sallum Junior

The last Bolivian political crisis and the important associated social mobilization, between the years of 2000 and 2005, rendered the boundaries of the institutional politics field fluid. Despite the rising of indigenous and peasants groups in 2006, the political crisis was not overcome. Since 2006, the long standing roles in Bolivian politics have changed: those who had been replaced in control of national political power now tried to disrupt institutional power; the social movements, whose actions worked to destabilize previous governments, now became the defenders of the new order. Once the political crisis of those years was overcome, the boundaries of the field were restructured and new spaces for the participation of indigenous actors were created. The redefinition of the institutional politics field resulted in the creation of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, where different forms of social and political organization that operate in Bolivia are given recognition in the redefinition of the state. This work also aims to shed light on how the reorganization of the institutional politics field has influenced the announced state restructure. With this purpose, I analyse the debates concerning the indigenous autonomies and the experience of the Guarani autonomy in Charagua (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/17678-1 - Political crisis and indigenous autonomy: the Bolivian experience from 1985 to 2009
Grantee:Rafaela Nunes Pannain
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate