Senior Project Advisor
Ecuador, Bolivia, buenvivir, post-development, Indigenous, policy
Buenvivir is a development ideology that arose from Indigenous ideas of protecting nature, generating autonomy, and generally living well. This ideology rose to the forefront of South American politics through its placement into the constitutions of Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as through dynamic policies such as the Yasuní-ITT Initiative. Ultimately, the efficacy of buenvivir in both countries was mixed. This paper explores the reasons for this, while also evaluating Ecuador and Bolivia’s implementation of buenvivir using political analysis tools and frameworks. It also briefly considers future paths for success, such as the Pachamama Foundation’s Sacred Headwaters Plan, and holes in the current scholarly discourse on buenvivir.
Caldeira, Jeremy, "Buenvivir - The Politics of Living Well" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 548.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Indians of South America--Bolivia--Social life and customs; Indians of South America--Ecuador--Social life and customs; Conduct of life--Environmental aspects; South America--Politics and government--21st century
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
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