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Teetering on the Rim: Global Restructuring, Daily Life, and the Armed Retreat of the Bolivian State

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Focusing on an impoverished city on the periphery of La Paz, the Bolivian capital, Gill examines the ways in which neoliberal policies reorder social relations among poor men and women — and between them and the state.

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How is global and political economic restructuring affecting impoverished states and transforming the daily lives of ordinary people? This book offers a critique "from below" of what has been called neoliberalism--the latest set of capitalist-inspired policies that posit "the market" as the remedy for all social and economic problems.

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In this age when many trumpet the shrill fanfares of market triumphalism, few stop to ask how global political and economic restructuring is affecting impoverished states and transforming the daily lives of ordinary people. Teetering on the Rim asks just that question as it offers a critique from below of what has been called neoliberalism — the latest set of capitalist-inspired policies that posit the market as the remedy for all social and economic problems.

Focusing on an impoverished city on the periphery of La Paz, the Bolivian capital, Lesley Gill examines the ways in which neoliberal policies reorder social relations among poor men and women — and between them and the state. These vulnerable low-income people teetering on the edge of survival are forced to contend not only with the state but with each other as well as an array of international organizations to get what they need to continue to live. In an effort to understand ordinary people's changing sense of what is, and is not, possible, collectively and individually, after more than a decade of economic restructuring, Teetering on the Rim reveals the vast and relentless changes wrought in the fabric of social life and offers an instructive example of just what is wrong with the global economic order.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-210) and index.

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ISBN:
9780231118057
Author:
Gill, Lesley
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Bolivia
Subject:
El Alto
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
El Alto (Bolivia) - Economic conditions
Subject:
El Alto (Bolivia) Social conditions.
Subject:
Economics - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
8th, 1886-'87
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.95x6.03x.55 in. .73 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231118057 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , How is global and political economic restructuring affecting impoverished states and transforming the daily lives of ordinary people? This book offers a critique "from below" of what has been called neoliberalism--the latest set of capitalist-inspired policies that posit "the market" as the remedy for all social and economic problems.
"Synopsis" by , In this age when many trumpet the shrill fanfares of market triumphalism, few stop to ask how global political and economic restructuring is affecting impoverished states and transforming the daily lives of ordinary people. Teetering on the Rim asks just that question as it offers a critique from below of what has been called neoliberalism — the latest set of capitalist-inspired policies that posit the market as the remedy for all social and economic problems.

Focusing on an impoverished city on the periphery of La Paz, the Bolivian capital, Lesley Gill examines the ways in which neoliberal policies reorder social relations among poor men and women — and between them and the state. These vulnerable low-income people teetering on the edge of survival are forced to contend not only with the state but with each other as well as an array of international organizations to get what they need to continue to live. In an effort to understand ordinary people's changing sense of what is, and is not, possible, collectively and individually, after more than a decade of economic restructuring, Teetering on the Rim reveals the vast and relentless changes wrought in the fabric of social life and offers an instructive example of just what is wrong with the global economic order.

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