Bolivia and the paradoxes of democratic consolidation

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In Bolivia from the 1990s on, two presidents were ousted by popular protests, and protests were rampant. The protests expressed a growing discontent not only with successive administrations and their policies but with politics itself. The polity failed to built trust in democracy, ignored or repressed protests, and thus contributed to a process of democratic "deconsolidation." The main factors were corruption and the reluctance of the traditional political parties to discuss the neoliberal economic model. As a result, the current administration of Evo Morales faces two challenges: to change economic policies and to repair the support for democracy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-130
Number of pages20
JournalLatin American Perspectives
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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