Workshop with Mario Rodríguez Ibañez - Bolivia between plurinationalism, "el vivir bien" and social conflicts
Workshop with Mario Rodríguez Ibañez, Fundación Wayna Tambo – Red de la Diversidad
14.02.2017, 14:30 – 17:30 Uhr
FU Berlin, Boltzmannstr. 1, 14195 Berlin, Room 003
With the election of President Evo Morales and his "Movement to Socialism" (MAS) in December 2005 a process of re-foundation began in Bolivia. Concepts such as plurinationality, 'el buen vivir' ('living well) and rights of autonomy at different levels were recognized in the new constitution of 2009. They are central pillars of a cultural, social, economic and political-institutional change that was proclaimed in order to recognize the plurality of Bolivian society and to promote a transformation towards the sustainability. From the beginning, the process of change has been accompanied by profound
social conflicts, which have become more acute in recent years, particularly in relation to extraction of natural resources. The objective of the workshop is to take stock of the process of exchange in Bolivia. Central themes are the current situation in Bolivia, the main social conflicts and concrete "bottom-up" experiences sustainable transformation.
Coordination: Bettina Schorr, Kristina Dietz (FU Berlin), Ulrich Brand (Universität Wien)
Joint workshop of trAndeS and GLOCON (FU Berlin), in cooperation with the Institute of Political Science at Universität Wien and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), Berlin.