A New Perspective on Bolivian Populism

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dc.contributor.author Ramirez, Lindsay Cherith
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-22T23:43:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-22T23:43:02Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/9883
dc.description viii, 64 p. A print copy of this thesis is available through the UO Libraries. Search the library catalog for the location and call number. en_US
dc.description.abstract Since assuming office in January 2006, Bolivian President Evo Morales has been hailed as a populist by media and academic sources alike. Yet, scholarly theories have indicated that populism is unviable in office. This thesis will utilize a case study of Morales' presidency to test hypotheses of populist routinization. After establishing a working definition of populism, it will compare a baseline sample of Morales' prepresidency discourse to a second sample taken after his transition to power to determine whether the "essence" of populism has indeed been compromised. Ultimately, this thesis argues that theories of routinization are incorrect: although the characteristics of Morales' populism change after assuming the presidency, his appeals to and identification with common sense and ordinary values actually grow stronger in office. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Committee in Charge: Craig Parsons, Chair; Anna P. Gruben; Cas Mudde; Derrick L. Hindery en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon theses, Dept. of Political Science, M.A., 2009;
dc.subject Morales Ayma, Evo, 1959-
dc.subject Populism -- Bolivia
dc.subject Bolivia -- Politics and government -- 1982-
dc.title A New Perspective on Bolivian Populism en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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