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The democracy development machine : neoliberalism, radical pessimism, and authoritarian populism in Mayan Guatemala

Author: Nicholas Copeland
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines how democracy and development operate alongside violence as a governing assemblage and how this 'machine' both articulated and derailed the struggles for empowerment of rural Mayas in Guatemala"--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Copeland, Nicholas, author.
Democracy development machine
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018046018
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Copeland
ISBN: 9781501736056 1501736051 9781501736063 150173606X
OCLC Number: 1053982840
Description: xviii, 260 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: "They committed no crime" : developing democratic memory --
"Nos falta capacidad" : training enterprising selves --
The capacity for democracy --
Radical pessimism : neoliberal democratic atmosphere --
Parties and projects : democratizing sovereign violence --
Cruel populism.
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Nicholas Copeland sheds new light on rural politics in Guatemala and across neoliberal and post-conflict settings in The Democracy Development Machine. This historical ethnography examines how  Read more...

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