Dignity and Defiance (Paperback)

Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization

By James Shultz (Editor), Melissa Draper (Editor)

University of California Press, 9780520256996, 352pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2009

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Dignity and Defiance is a powerful, eyewitness account of Bolivia's decade-long rebellion against globalization imposed from abroad. Based on extensive interviews, this story comes alive with first-person accounts of a massive Enron/Shell oil spill from an elderly woman whose livelihood it threatens, of the young people who stood down a former dictator to take back control of their water, and of Bolivia's dramatic and successful challenge to the policies of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Featuring a substantial introduction, a conclusion, and introductions to each of the chapters, this well-crafted mix of storytelling and analysis is a rich portrait of people calling for global integration to be different than it has been: more fair and more just.

About the Author

Jim Shultz is Executive Director and Melissa Crane Draper is Assistant Director of the Democracy Center.

Praise For Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia's Challenge to Globalization

“For those interested in social justice, the book is well worth a read.”

— Carolina Saez