|Title||Empowerment through articulations between post-neoliberal politics and neoliberalism : value chain alliances in Bolivia|
|Author(s)||Córdoba, Diana; Jansen, Kees; González, Carolina|
|Source||Canadian Journal of Development Studies = Revue canadienne d'études de développement 38 (2017)1. - ISSN 0225-5189 - p. 91 - 110.|
Knowledge Technology and Innovation
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||Bolivia - empowerment - Neocollectivism - post-neoliberalism - World Bank|
Development cooperation between the “New Left” governments in Latin America and the World Bank shows the paradoxical and complex nature of social transformation processes initiated by these governments. Using the case of Bolivia, we analyse how the government of Evo Morales seeks to realise its political goals while introducing elements of neoliberal governance prescribed by the World Bank through the Rural Alliances Project. Though full of contradictions, a neocollectivist practice emerges that succeeds in combining political empowerment of social movements with specific modes of neoliberal governance.