Cecile Mouly and Esperanza Hernandez Delgado (Eds.)

Civil Resistance and Violent Conflict in Latin America. Mobilizing for Rights

Palgrave Macmillan, 2019

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This book explores distinct forms of civil resistance in situations of violent conflict in cases across Latin America, drawing important lessons learned for nonviolent struggles in the region and beyond. The authors analyse campaigns against armed actors in situations of internal armed conflict, against private sector companies that seek to exploit natural resources, and against the state in defence of housing rights, to cite only some scenarios of violent conflict in which people in Latin America have organized to resist imposition by powerful actors and/or confront violence and oppression. Each of the nine cases studied looks at the violent context in which civil resistance took place, its modality, its results and the factors that influenced these, as well as the challenges faced, offering useful insights for scholars and practitioners alike.

Are you particularly interested in Bolivia? Click here and scroll to:

Chapter 10: Nonviolent Resistance in Plurinational Bolivia: The TIPNIS Case (pages 205-226)

 

Theo Roncken. Bolivia Plurinacional: Proceso de cambio y conflicto social (2006-2016).

Más allá de la controversia sobre la postulación de Evo Morales para un nuevo período presidencial, hay necesidad de que la sociedad boliviana fortalezca sus capacidades para reencausar el proceso de cambio, cuya dirección ha sido monopolizado por el partido de gobierno.

Este informe sobre la conflictividad social en Bolivia concluye en algunos puntos de atención para ese fortalecimiento: el rol de la investigación crítica e independiente, la capacidad de movimientos sociales para revisar y renovar sus dirigencias, y el resguardo del protagonismo ciudadano diverso y autónomo y su articulación en garantía de un eficaz ejercicio de control social sobre la acción pública.

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