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Revolutions in Bolivia

The Institute of Latin American Studies and The Anglo-Bolivian Society are pleased to announce their joint conference “Revolutions in Bolivia”.

Friday 16 March 2018
Room G35 (Bloomsbury Room)
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

To register please go to
https://ilas.sas.ac.uk/events/event/15174
or telephone 020 7862 8871

£20 standard fee
£15 for A-BS members
£10 for students, the unwaged and the retired
(fee includes lunch refreshments)

Programme

9:30 – Welcome and Registration

10:00 – 11:30 Panel 1: Revolutionary Nationalism, Change and Continuity

Dr. John Crabtree‘Essays in ‘Populism?’: the governments of the MNR and the MAS compared’– (Oxford University)
Manuel Bueno del Carpio BA OpenContinuity and differences between the 1952 revolution and the Evo Morales government – (Engineer and Bolivian trade union activist)
Dr. Winston MooreRevolution to Pachachuti: vision of “Filippo” Filemón Escóbar – (Anglo-Bolivian Society)

11:30-11:45 Coffee

11:45- 13:15 Panel 2: Autonomies, Plurinational Projects, Constitutionality

Jonathan AldermanWhose autonomy is it anyway? Class, Ethnicity and the Legacy of the Bolivian Revolution in the Plurinational State – (University of St Andrews)
Britta Katharina MatthesWhose autonomy and autonomy from what/whom? Insights into nationalist revolution and pluri-national refoundation through demands for autonomy and their translation into state matter – (University of Bath)
Pamela Vargas GorenaPower and Governance – (Lecturer in Law and public policy consultant- Bolivia)

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 -16:00 Panel 3: Identities

Dr. Into A. GoudsmitAspiring to the Anti-Nation: From National to Plurinational Revolution – (Goldsmiths College/Institute of Latin American Studies, London)
Amaru Villanueva RanceClases a medias” – the changing contours of Bolivian middle classes – (University of Essex)
Dr. Radosław PowęskaNew Bolivia: state of many nations or indianised nation-state? – (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Dr. Soledad StoesselThe “steering wheel class” during the process of political change in Bolivia – (National University of La Plata, Argentina)

16:00 -16:15 Coffee

16:15 -17:45 Panel 4: Social Movements, Media and Control

Anna KrausovaStrategic claims and frames: Explaining continuity and change for Bolivia’s indigenous movement(s) – (Visiting Fellow, Institute of Latin American Studies, London)
Alberto SouvironRevolution and Communication: who controls the narrative? – (Anglo-Bolivian Society)
Dr. Olivia Saunders‘Navigating the mines: alliances, conflict, and compromise in comparative perspective’ – (Liverpool John Moores University)

17:45 -18:00 Break

18:00 – 18:45 Key note

Prof. Tristan Platt“The Monies of the State”. Ayllu versus Syndical organization in Northern Potosí (1930-2000) – (University of St. Andrews)

19:00 – Onwards – music, wine and nibbles

Bolivia March 2015 Subnational Election Results in Perspective

Panel Discussion

Dr. John Crabtree

Research Associate, Latin American Centre, University of Oxford

Dr. Jeffery Webber

Senior Lecturer

School of Politics & International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

Alberto Souviron

Bolivian digital media specialist / journalist with social media background

Tuesday 28 April 18:30

Joint presentation with the

Institute of Latin American Studies

Senate House, Bedford Room G37, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU

Tickets: £10, students (with valid ID) and concessions £5

Glass of wine, refreshments and nibbles included.

Send email for booking at :anglobolivian@gmail.com 

Do Bolivia’s March subnational elections signal lasting developments in the political landscape or do the results reflect a temporary correction or protest vote by local community groups and organisations? The ruling Movement for Socialism (MAS) led by President Evo Morales, which secured a handsome 61% result in the October 2014 Presidential elections, remains dominant nationally, yet in these elections lost control of the regional government and municipality in the seat of government La Paz, and the adjoining Aymara Indian city of El Alto, its support bastion and scenario of the 2003 War on Gas. The opposition retained control in the Santa Cruz region, and secured city hall in Cochabamba, but May second-round elections in the Beni, Chuquisaca and Tarija regions, where the MAS was determined to win, may yield further upsets. The panel will analyse these developments, and identify risks and opportunities moving forward.