The Uncompleted Revolution

This is a valuable contribution to the rapidly growing body of literature that has thrown light on the previously neglected modern history of Bolivia. . . . Malloy beings a political scientist's perspective to the fascinating and complex problems of that paradoxical nation, and its social revolution. It is a credit to his insight that his interpretations often 'ring true' and complement those of anthropologists, economists, historians, and others who have studies the revolution from different perspectives.
The Americas

The first book-length analysis of the Bolivian revolution by an American political scientist explains the events of 1952 as a Latin American case study, and links the theme of the revolution with other contemporary insurrections in underdeveloped countries. Combining narrative excitement and scholarly analysis, the book pinpoints sources of weakness and stress in the Bolivian old order, with particular attention to the effects of uneven economic developments in the first two decades of the twentieth century. It then focuses on the stormy years after 1936 that led up to the insurrection of April 9-11, 1952. Finally, it examines attempts of the revolutionary government to promote economic development between 1952 and November 1964, when it was overthrown.

406 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

October, 1970

isbn : 9780822984238

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James Malloy

James M. Malloy is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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