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Proclamiming Revolution: Bolivia in Comparative Perspectiveby Merilee Ser Grindle
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In 1952 Bolivia was transformed by revolution. With the army destroyed from only a few days of fighting, workers and peasants took up arms to claim the country as their own. Overnight, the electorate expanded five-fold. Industries were turned over to worker organizations to manage, and land was distributed to peasant communities. Education became universal and free for the first time in the country's history.
This volume, the result of a conference organized by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies of Harvard University and the Institute for Latin American Studies at the University of London, presents new interpretations of the causes of the events of 1952 and compares them to the great social transformations that occurred in France, Mexico, Russia, China, and Cuba. It also considers the consequences of the revolution by examining the political, social, and economic development of the country, as well as adding important insights to the analysis of revolution and the understanding of this fascinating Andean country.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -416) and index.
About the Author
Merilee S. Grindle is Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development and Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.Pilar Domingo is Lecturer in Politics, Queen Mary College, University of London.
Queen Mary College, University of London
Table of Contents
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List of Acronyms
1.1952 and All That: The Bolivian Revolution in Comparative Perspective
PART 1: HOW REVOLUTIONARY THE REVOLUTION?
2. The Bolivian National Revolution: A Comparison
PART 2: REVOLUTIONARY VISIONS AND ACTORS
5. Revolutionary Memory in Bolivia: Anticolonial and National Projects from 1781 to 1952
PART 3: REVOLUTIONARY CONSEQUENCES
9. The National Revolution and its Legacy
PART 4: UNFINISHED AGENDAS AND NEW INITIATIVES
12. Political Parties Since 1964: The Construction of Bolivia's Multiparty System
PART 5: CONCLUSION
15. Revolution and the Unfinished Business of Nation- and State- Building
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