The aim of this study is to discover the role played by regimes of exception (RoEs) in contemporary Bolivian politics. RoEs have been seldom studied by political scientists, despite constituting a key legacy of authoritarian regimes that have survived the transitions to democracy in Latin America. Focusing on the case of Bolivia, the research is based on relevant laws as well as 65 presidential decrees, which are analyzed with the method of content analysis. As a result of the analysis, we show that in Bolivia both the legal framework and political use of RoEs have moved on from a purely repressive mechanism to a more administrative one. The study has important implications for how RoEs are conceptualized from a theoretical point of view as well as for our understanding of the nature of emergency politics in fragile democracies in recent years.
Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, 2018
in: Mikael Wigell / Sören Scholvin / Mika Aaltola (eds.), Geo-economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century: The Revival of Economic Statecraft, Abingdon/New York: Routledge, 2018, 164-181
Revista Politica, Globalidad y Ciudadania, 1, 2015, 1
in: Center of Iberoamerican Studies (ed.), Россия и Ибероамерика в глобализирующемся мире: история и перспективы, Saint Petersburg: Saint Petersburg State University, 2014
GIGA Focus Latin America, 03/2013