Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Dilemmas of Modernity – Bolivian Encounters with Law and Liberalism - Stanford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Dilemmas of Modernity: Bolivian Encounters with Law and Liberalism

Mark Goodale


This book provides an innovative approach to the study of contemporary Bolivia, moving telescopically between social, political, legal, and discursive analyses, and drawing from a range of disciplinary traditions. Based on a decade of research, it offers an account of local encounters with law and liberalism. The book presents, through a series of finely grained readings, a window into the lives of people in rural areas of Latin America who are playing a crucial role in the emergence of postcolonial states. The book contends that the contemporary Bolivian experience is best understood by exami ... More

Keywords: Bolivia, Latin America, law, liberalism, postcolonial states, South American, modernity, transnational law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804759816
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759816.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Goodale, author