© 2001

Towards Democratic Viability

The Bolivian Experience

  • John Crabtree
  • Laurence Whitehead

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Laurence Whitehead
      Pages 3-20
    3. Laurence Whitehead
      Pages 21-40
    4. Juan Antonio Morales
      Pages 41-60
  3. Poverty and Exclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Jorge Muñoz
      Pages 83-99
    3. Diego Sánchez de Lozada, Carlos Valenzuela
      Pages 100-119
    4. Fernando Ruiz-Mier
      Pages 120-137
  4. Institutional Problems and Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Horst Grebe López
      Pages 160-178
    3. Eduardo Rodríguez Veltzé
      Pages 179-194
    4. Antonio Sánchez de Lozada
      Pages 195-215
    5. John Crabtree, Laurence Whitehead
      Pages 216-234
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-240

About this book


The book traces the twin processes of economic liberalization and political democratization in Bolivia since the 1980s, placing both in their historical context. By focusing on the issue of democratic 'viability', it seeks to raise the broader question of the relationship between democratization and the socio-economic context in which it takes place. In particular, it examines the institutional reforms of the early 1990s - praised by the World Bank and others - and considers their achievements and limitations.


democracy democratization development media mediation participation Party Politics politics poverty reforms state technology World Bank

Editors and affiliations

  • John Crabtree
    • 1
  • Laurence Whitehead
    • 2
  1. 1.Latin American CentreSt Antony’s CollegeOxfordUK
  2. 2.Nuffield CollegeOxfordUK

About the editors

PILAR DOMINGO Lecturer in Politics, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London GEORGE GRAY MOLINA Doctoral Candidate in Politics, Nuffield College, Oxford HORST GREBE LÓPEZ President, Bolivian Society of Political Economy, Instituto Prisma JUAN ANTONIO MORALES President, Central Bank of Bolivia JORGE MUNOZ Economist, World Bank EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ VELTZÉ Professor, Civil and Administrative Law, Catholic University and the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar FERNANDO RUIZ MIER KPMG, Bolivia ANTONIO SANCHEZ DE LOZADA Consultant, former Bolivian Senator DIEGO SANCHEZ DE LOZADA Lecturer, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz CARLOS VALENZUELA Director, Center for Aerospace Surveys and Applications, University of San Simon, Cochabamb

Bibliographic information


'A must for Latin American specialists.' - Choice