Book of the week: “The rise of Evo Morales and the MAS”, by Sven Harten

Evo Morales is one of the world’s most controversial political leaders. His story is extraordinary: poor shepherd-boy, persecuted coca grower, self-professed admirer of Ché Guevara, hero of the anti-globalization movement, and first indigenous president of modern Latin America.

The story of the social movement turned political party he is a part of — the Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) — is also exceptional: originally founded as a splinter of an ultra-right party, it was given as a gift for the coca growers after they had been banned several times for spurious reasons to register their own party, and went on to become an irresistible force for indigenous rights in Bolivia.

In this insightful and revealing book, Sven Harten explains the success of the MAS and its wider consequences, showing how Morales has become the symbol for a new political consciousness that has entailed de-stigmatizing indigenous identities.”

Publisher: London, Zed Books, 2011
Call number: 920(84)MOR HEIA 74764


Illustration (cropped): Constituyente 2006, by A. Davey (CC By 2.0)

Should you Share your Published Articles on Academic Social Media?

Many scholars are confused and do not know if they can or should upload the pdfs of their articles on academic social media websites such as Researchgate or academia.edu. Our colleague Catherine Brendow tries to clear things up.

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Archiving the Graduate Institute’s Research

In 2011, the Library created a repository to host the research produced by the Graduate Institute. Since then, our team has added many records of books, theses, journal articles or working papers. Our repository also allows our researchers to comply with the requirements of their funders who want them to make their research open access. Our colleague Catherine Brendow explains how it works.

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