Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization

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Jim Shultz, Melissa Draper
University of California Press, Jan 1, 2008 - History - 341 pages
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"Dignity and Defiance forces the abstract and sanitized theory of globalization to get down and dirty in the real world: in the oil spills, the coca fields, the border crossings, the political massacres. This is the little-known story of a people that has dared to fight back against the most powerful economic forces on the planet, told by writers with the courage to dig relentlessly for the truth and the humility to stand back and let their subjects speak for themselves. Enraging, unsparing, inspiring."--Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

"These essays illuminate, with consistently careful attention to detail and nuance, just how badly the neoliberal economic regime has served one poor Andean nation. They also suggest, some explicitly, some by implication, what more democratic and humane development might look like."--Bill Finnegan, correspondent, Leasing the Rain

"Shultz and Draper have done what they do best: with a soul like a Bolivian, they not only feel and live the Bolivian world, they use their writing to tell stories about the place they have made their home: Bolivia. Those who need proof will find it reading these pages, which capture the experience of Bolivia's challenge to globalization."--Gustavo Guzmán, Ambassador of Bolivia to the United States
  

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Several case studies on the many historical and present day social injustices happening within Bolivia. This book portrays the strength in resources, as well as the continued efforts the people make to preserve/conserve its natural resources and public voice. A great, dense, read. Read full review

Contents

Enron and Shell Spread Destruction
45
The Elusive Wealth beneath Their Feet
77
The Politics of Foreign Debt
145
The Leaf at the Center of the War on Drugs
181
Portraits of a Bolivian Exodus
255
Contributors
297
Index
337
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Jim Shultz is Executive Director and Melissa Crane Draper is Assistant Director of the Democracy Center.

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