[Ghrcmail] TODAY--Sustainable Human Development Series continues
dwade at u.washington.edu
Wed Feb 28 11:51:37 PST 2007
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"A Return to Radical Land Reform: Explaining Divergent Development Policies
in Bolivia and Peru"
Wednesday, February 28th, 12.30-2.00 pm
Parrington Forum (Room 309)
In recent years, Bolivia has diverged significantly from its neighbor Peru
in many development policies. A particularly significant policy is its
redistributive land reforms, promised by President Morales. Meanwhile, Peru
continues to promote a hyper neo-liberal model of development, focusing on
liberalizing markets and creating land markets. Why have the two countries
diverged so much?
Students form the International Development Certificate Program will argue
that this divergence in policies cannot be explained through geographical
differences or economic performance. Instead, the key is to understand the
rise of indigenous/rural organizing in Bolivia and its relative absence in
Peru. The significant civic and
political space for action in Bolivia of therural sector is a result of
extremely disruptive neo-liberal reforms that the Bolivian state could not
implement. Whereas Peru also introduced deep neo-liberal reforms, the rise
of Fujimori and the intensification of the war on the Shining Path enabled
the state to continue to marginalize the
rural voice and deny them civic and political space for action. The talk
will also explore what lessons the Bolivian case teaches us
about pro-rural poor development policies and whether redistributive reforms
are viable today.
Presenters: Stephanie Celt, Nicole Caven, Max Gasteen, Brian Gay, Jacquie
Hansen, Brendan Impson, and Amy Webb (all IDCP)
Sponsored by the Marc Lindenberg Center in conjunction with the
International Development Certificate Program.
Marc Lindenberg Center for Humanitarian Action, International Development
and Global Citizenship
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> University of Washington, Box 353055
> Seattle, WA 98195-3055
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