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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Copeland, Nicholas.
Democracy development machine.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018045106
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Copeland
ISBN: 9781501736070 1501736078 9781501736087 1501736086 150173606X 9781501736063 1501736051 9781501736056
OCLC Number: 1055570111
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Responsibility: Nicholas Copeland.
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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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