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dc.contributor.authorRamirez, Lindsay Cherith
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-22T23:43:02Z
dc.date.available2009-10-22T23:43:02Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/9883
dc.descriptionviii, 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.abstractSince 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.sponsorshipCommittee in Charge: Craig Parsons, Chair; Anna P. Gruben; Cas Mudde; Derrick L. Hinderyen_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Oregon theses, Dept. of Political Science, M.A., 2009;
dc.subjectMorales Ayma, Evo, 1959-
dc.subjectPopulism -- Bolivia
dc.subjectBolivia -- Politics and government -- 1982-
dc.titleA New Perspective on Bolivian Populismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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