Bolivia

  • Zona Sur area of La Paz. Photo credit: Matthew Straubmuller, via Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/imatty35/8292682199/). Licence: (CC BY 2.0).
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    Bolivia after the Boom: Are Hard Times Coming? Q&A with Jean-Paul Faguet

Bolivia after the Boom: Are Hard Times Coming? Q&A with Jean-Paul Faguet

I’m currently visiting Bolivia for the LACEA 2015 conference, and also giving a series of lectures in La Paz and Santa Cruz associated with my new book. I first lived here in the mid-1990s, and got to know the country well. Bolivia is transformed since then; the changes are breathtaking. The country is vastly richer, its political establishment has been […]

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    Book Launch – Private Wealth and Public Revenue in South America

Book Launch – Private Wealth and Public Revenue in South America

The launch event for Dr Tasha Fairfield’s new book, Private Wealth and Public Revenue in Latin America, will take place next Wednesday (13th May) at 18:30 in 32L.G.03 (Lincoln’s Inn Fields).

About the book:

Inequality and taxation are fundamental problems of modern times. How and when can democracies tax economic elites? This book develops a theoretical framework that refines and integrates […]

Can Subnational Autonomy Strengthen Democracy in Bolivia?

Faguet, J.P. 2013. Publius: The Journal of Federalism. doi: 10.1093/publius/pjt020 Bolivia is well known internationally for two things: President Evo Morales, the first indigenous president in its 188 year history, and its place at the base of the cocaine trade.  But in policy circles it is also well known for something less controversial but possibly more important – a radical, […]

February 18th, 2014|Publications|0 Comments|

DESCENTRALIZACIÓN Y DEMOCRATIZACIÓN EN BOLIVIA

La historia del Estado débil, la sociedad rebelde y el anhelo de democracia Moira Zuazo, Jean-Paul Faguet y Gustavo Bonifaz (editores) (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2012) It must be more-or-less obvious that a department specializing in international development must work in a number of languages.  But the extraordinary dominance of English today in the academic, policy, and business worlds may obscure […]

Decentralizing the Bolivian Way

Jean-Paul Faguet
Reader in the Political Economy of Development, LSE

The following text is taken from the jobs and development blog at jobs knowledge.org. The full article and video interview with Dr Faguet can be seen here.

Over the past 40 years, decentralization – that is, central governments devolving authority and resources to democratically elected sub-national governments – has been taking hold, to […]

Jean-Paul Faguet Wins the Political Science Association’s W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize

Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia has been awarded the W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize for the best book published in political science in 2012.  It was the unanimous choice of a distinguished jury, who said of the book:

“This book is an outstanding and exemplary piece of research that teaches us how properly devolving power and money […]

Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia

By Jean-Paul Faguet Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia (University of Michigan Press, 2012) Decentralization is everywhere around us and yet we cannot say what, if anything, it achieves.  Proponents argue that it will deepen democracy, improve public services, and make government more accountable.  These intuitions have prompted a massive policy response across the globe, with an […]

July 31st, 2013|Publications|0 Comments|