High Anxiety in the Andes: Bolivia and the Viability of Democracy

Issue Date April 2001
Volume 12
Issue 2
Page Numbers 6-16
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One key source of the weakness of democracy in the Andean region is the isolation of the “political class” from the rest of society. There are growing signs that this problem is becoming more serious in Bolivia.

About the Author

Laurence Whitehead is senior research fellow in politics at Nuffield College, Oxford University. His books include Latin America: A New Interpretation (2006).

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