Market Justice: Political Economic Struggle in Bolivia
By: Brent Z. Kaup (author)Hardback
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Market Justice explores the challenges for the new global left as it seeks to construct alternative means of societal organization. Focusing on Bolivia, Brent Z. Kaup examines a testing ground of neoliberal and counter-neoliberal policies and an exemplar of bottom-up globalization. Kaup argues that radical shifts towards and away from free market economic trajectories are not merely shaped by battles between transnational actors and local populations, but also by conflicts between competing domestic elites and the ability of the oppressed to overcome traditional class divides. Further, the author asserts that struggles against free markets are not evidence of opposition to globalization or transnational corporations. They should instead be understood as struggles over the forms of global integration and who benefits from them.
Brent Z. Kaup is Assistant Professor of Sociology at The College of William and Mary.
Introduction; 1. The death of neoliberalism?; 2. Incorporation, struggle, and power in post-revolutionary Bolivia from 1952 to 1985; 3. The neoliberal Kharisiri: 1985 to 1993; 4. Opening up to the outside: 1993 to 2003; 5. Popular struggles against the neoliberal rule; 6. A redistribution of riches: 2003 to 2005; 7. The zombies of neoliberalization: 2006 to 2009; 8. Post-neoliberal possibilities; 9. A pedagogical appendix.
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