(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Divergent paths of counter-neoliberalization: materiality and the labor process in Bolivia’s natural resource sectors

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KAUP B.Z. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Sociology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, ETATS-UNIS


Examining the case of Bolivia, this paper explores how the laborers and natures in the country’s two dominant economic sectors—hydrocarbons and minerals—shaped the country’s neoliberal and counter-neoliberal shifts. It shows that the materiality of the natural resources and the labor required to extract them have created divergent paths of counter-neoliberalization with different implications for the scope and reach of post-neoliberal possibilities. In theorizing neoliberal and counter-neoliberal shifts, scholars should thus seek to understand not only changing property rights, regulations, and institutional forms, but also the intimate relationships between commodities and their creators


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no8 [pp. 1836-1851]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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