Bolivia has given the world an impressive lesson in democracy, but reactionary sectors of the country are once again revealing their anti-democratic impulse.
Nicole Fabricant teaches anthropology at Towson University and is the author of Mobilizing Bolivia’s Displaced: Indigenous Politics and the Struggle over Land (UNC Press).
Bret Gustafson teaches anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis and is the author of New Languages of the State: Indigenous Resurgence and the Politics of Knowledge in Bolivia (Duke University Press). He is currently working on a new book entitled Energy and Empire: Bolivia in the Age of Gas.
Nicole Fabricant and Bret Gustafson are on the editorial board of NACLA Report on the Americas. They co-edit NACLA’s environmental blog called Contested Natures. They edited a volume called Remapping Bolivia: Resources, Indigeneity and Territory in a Plurinational State (SAR Press, 2011).