In Decemeber 2009, Evo Morales was re-elected to the presidency of Bolivia with more than 64% of the vote. A month earlier, in a symposium held at the Institute for the Study of the Americas in London, a group of scholars met to reflect upon the first term in government of Morales and his party, the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS), since 2006.
This volume collects a selection of papers either presented at the symposium or commissioned subsequently, with essays by leading Bolivianists, including James Dunkerley, Herbert Klein, and John Crabtree. The contributions address key aspects of Bolivian politics under Morales, including internal change within the MAS, the electoral success of both party and President, or relations with the United States. All the essays seek to place the MAS’s first term in context, situating it both historically and in terms of recent regional developments.
James Dunkerley (Queen Mary, University of London)
John Crabtree (Oxford University Latin American Centre)
Commentator: Pilar Domingo (Overseas Development Institute)
Chair: Adrian Pearce (King’s College London)
Wednesday 27 April, 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor)
Seminar and Book Launch
Jointly organised with the Bolivia Information Forum and kindly sponsored by the Embassy of Bolivia