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Episode 1252

Natural gas politics in Bolivia / Bret Gustafson

Oct 28 2020

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Bret Gustafson

The gas is ours: The limits of resource nationalism in Bolivia.

Anthropologist Bret Gustafson explores the political realities of natural gas in Evo Morales's Bolivia - while the leftist government achieved popular redistributive programs through a compromise with capital, the demands of agribusiness and the destruction of extraction proved to be an unsustainable source for social wealth and prosperity for the Bolivian people.

Bret is author of Bolivia in the Age of Gas from Duke University Press.