Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization
DescriptionDignity and Defiance is a powerful, eyewitness account of Bolivia's decade-long rebellion against globalization imposed from abroad. Based on extensive interviews, this story comes alive with first-person accounts of a massive Enron/Shell oil spill from an elderly woman whose livelihood it threatens, of the young people who stood down a former dictator to take back control of their water, and of Bolivia's dramatic and successful challenge to the policies of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Featuring a substantial introduction, a conclusion, and introductions to each of the chapters, this well-crafted mix of storytelling and analysis is a rich portrait of people calling for global integration to be different than it has been: more fair and more just.
University of California Press
January 01, 2009
6.0 X 0.86 X 8.92 inches | 1.03 pounds
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About the Author
Jim Shultz is Executive Director and Melissa Crane Draper is Assistant Director of the Democracy Center.
"For those interested in social justice, the book is well worth a read."--Carolina Saez"Law Society Journal" (04/01/2009)