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Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement
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 One of the most important stories in Latin American studies today is the emergence of left-leaning social movements sweeping across Latin America includes the mobilization of militant indigenous politics. Formed in 1995 in Ecuador to advance the interests of a variety of people’s organizations and to serve as an alternative to the country’s traditional political parties, Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement (Pachakutik) is an indigenist-based movement and political party.

 
In this critical work, Kenneth J. Mijeski and Scott H. Beck evaluate the successes and failures experienced by Ecuador’s Indians in their quest to transform the state into a participative democracy that would address the needs of the country’s long-ignored and impoverished majority, both indigenous and nonindigenous. Using a powerful statistical technique and in-depth interviews with political activists, the authors show that the political election game failed to advance the cause of either Ecuador’s poor majority or the movement’s own indigenous base.
 
Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement is an extraordinarily valuable case study that examines the birth, development, and in this case, waning of Ecuador’s indigenous movement.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page / Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Indigenous Political Mobilization
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Chapter 1. The Genesis of Indigenous Organizing
  2. pp. 7-20
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  1. Chapter 2. Social Movements and Political Change in Latin America
  2. pp. 21-35
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  1. Chapter 3. The Birth of Pachakutik
  2. pp. 36-46
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  1. Chapter 4. Pachakutik and the Politics of the Ballot
  2. pp. 47-61
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  1. Chapter 5. The Indigenous Movement as Sisyphus: The Zenith and the Nadir of Power, 2000–2003
  2. pp. 62-88
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  1. Chapter 6. How to Lose by Winning: From the 2002 Elections to the 2006 Elections
  2. pp. 89-113
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  1. Chapter 7. The Rise and Decline of the Indigenous Movement
  2. pp. 114-132
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 133-136
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 137-144
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  1. References
  2. pp. 145-154
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 155-159
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