The Department of Government
The Department of Government

LLILAS Faculty Book Series: "The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Latin America"

Wed, September 19, 2012

12:15 PM

Raul Madrid, Department of Government

Discussant. Charles Hale, Dept. of Anthropology & LLILAS

Wed, September 19, 2012 • 12:15 PM

Benson 2nd Floor Conference Room SRH Unit

The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Latin America explores why indigenous movements have recently won elections for the first time in the history of the region. Raúl L. Madrid argues that some indigenous parties have won by using inclusive populist appeals to reach out to whites and mestizos. Indigenous parties have managed to win support across ethnic lines because the long history of racial mixing in Latin America blurred ethnic boundaries and reduced ethnic polarization. The appeals of the indigenous parties have especially resonated in the Andean countries because of widespread disenchantment with the region's traditional parties. The book contains up-to-date qualitative and quantitative analyses of parties in seven countries, including detailed case studies of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

For more information about the book visit this link

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