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The Resource From development to dictatorship : Bolivia and the alliance for progress in the Kennedy era, Thomas C. Field Jr, (electronic resource)

From development to dictatorship : Bolivia and the alliance for progress in the Kennedy era, Thomas C. Field Jr, (electronic resource)

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From development to dictatorship : Bolivia and the alliance for progress in the Kennedy era
Title
From development to dictatorship
Title remainder
Bolivia and the alliance for progress in the Kennedy era
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Thomas C. Field Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
During the most idealistic years of John F. Kennedy's Alliance for Progress development program, Bolivia was the highest per capita recipient of U.S. foreign aid in Latin America. Nonetheless, Washington's modernization programs in early 1960s' Bolivia ended up on a collision course with important sectors of the country's civil society, including radical workers, rebellious students, and a plethora of rightwing and leftwing political parties. In From Development to Dictatorship, Thomas C. Field Jr. reconstructs the untold story of USAID's first years in Bolivia, including the country's 1964 military coup d'état. Field draws heavily on local sources to demonstrate that Bolivia's turn toward anticommunist, development-oriented dictatorship was the logical and practical culmination of the military-led modernization paradigm that provided the liberal underpinnings of Kennedy's Alliance for Progress. In the process, he explores several underappreciated aspects of Cold War liberal internationalism: the tendency of "development" to encourage authoritarian solutions to political unrest, the connection between modernization theories and the rise of Third World armed forces, and the intimacy between USAID and CIA covert operations. Challenging the conventional dichotomy between ideology and strategy in international politics, From Development to Dictatorship engages with a growing literature on development as a key rubric for understanding the interconnected processes of decolonization and the Cold War.--
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Field, Thomas C.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • The United States in the world
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  • Alliance for Progress
  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia
  • Bolivia
  • United States
  • Bolivia
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From development to dictatorship : Bolivia and the alliance for progress in the Kennedy era, Thomas C. Field Jr, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctt5hh1pn
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: ideology as strategy -- Modernization's heavy-hand: the triangular plan for Bolivia -- Development as anticommunism: the targeting of Bolivian labor -- "Bitter medicine": military civic action and the battle of Irupata -- Development's detractors: miners, housewives, and the hostage crisis at Siglo XX -- Seeds of revolt: the making of an anti-authoritarian front -- Revolutionary Bolivia puts on a uniform: the 1964 Bolivian coup d'etat -- Conclusion: development and its discontents -- Notes -- Bibliography
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ocn879576372
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470455
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879576372
Label
From development to dictatorship : Bolivia and the alliance for progress in the Kennedy era, Thomas C. Field Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctt5hh1pn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: ideology as strategy -- Modernization's heavy-hand: the triangular plan for Bolivia -- Development as anticommunism: the targeting of Bolivian labor -- "Bitter medicine": military civic action and the battle of Irupata -- Development's detractors: miners, housewives, and the hostage crisis at Siglo XX -- Seeds of revolt: the making of an anti-authoritarian front -- Revolutionary Bolivia puts on a uniform: the 1964 Bolivian coup d'etat -- Conclusion: development and its discontents -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
ocn879576372
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470455
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879576372

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