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PINTO, María Teresa. The elites and the people, their alliances and divisions. A comparative study of the democratic coalitions in Bolivia (1952 and 1985). anal.polit. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.54, pp. 88-100. ISSN 0121-4705.
Bolivia is the only country of South America which has gone through a popular revolution of important political and social dimensions. It had to support one of the most severe and repressive dictatorships of the Andean region and at present has encountered democratic stability. Which factors help to explain this trajectory? And, furthermore, what factors have contributed to establish the democratic periods in this country? This article attempts to compare such democratic processes through points of encounter which permit to respond these questions, besides knowing the conditions which favor the government alliances and democratic stability and not authoritarian stability. The authoress uses Yashars methodological approximation which proposes to analyze coalitions in favor of the establishment of democracy in a determined country.
Palavras-chave : elites; aliances; Bolivia.