The Institute of Latin American Studies and The Anglo-Bolivian Society are pleased to announce a CFP for their joint conference “Revolutions in Bolivia”, to mark the Society’s 25 Anniversary.
Call for papers
Revolutions in Bolivia
16th March 2018,
Bloomsbury Room, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU
January 2018 will mark twelve years since the inauguration of Evo Morales, leader of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS), as President and the start of one of the longest continuous periods of government in Bolivia’s history. The twelve years of MAS rule is not however unique and finds precedent in the twelve years of Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario (MNR) rule, 1952-1964.
We take this opportunity to place Bolivia’s current processes of change in historical context. We invite papers that reflect upon the similarities and differences between these two periods of revolution, as well as those that take a long view of MAS policies and the striking period of economic, political and social change that Bolivia has experienced since 2006.
The conference seeks to explore the shifting meanings of revolution, nation, social class, ethnicity and transformation in Bolivian history, and the elements of continuity and change in:
Power and Governance
- political parties, elections and populism
- constitutional law and structures
- citizenship rights and territorial governance
Culture and Society
- identity, ethnicity, ‘race’, generation and gender
- social movements, inclusion/exclusion
- media and popular culture
- natural resources, business and technology
- informality, illicit trade, organised crime and corruption
- land use and reform, climate change
We welcome papers, performances and interventions from academics, policymakers, artists, business people and activists, and we are open to a range of potential formats – panel sessions, roundtables, film, Q&As etc.
Please send your proposal, maximum 200 words, to email@example.com by 15th January 2018.