The plurinational state, interculturality and indigenous autonomy: A reflection on cases of Bolivia and Ecuador.

This paper examines how institutional arrangements of the plurinational states of Bolivia and Ecuador agree with the intercultural approach, and the challenges that can be inferred of such relationship. The central idea is the tension between plurinationality and multiculturalism, which is expressed...

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Main Author: Cruz Rodríguez, Edwin
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores 2013
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Online Access:http://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/oaiart?codigo=4707783
Source:Revista Via Iuris, ISSN 1909-5759, Nº. 14, 2013, pags. 55-71
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Summary: This paper examines how institutional arrangements of the plurinational states of Bolivia and Ecuador agree with the intercultural approach, and the challenges that can be inferred of such relationship. The central idea is the tension between plurinationality and multiculturalism, which is expressed particularly in the establishment of territorial autonomy, so while these institutional arrangements are needed to ensure recognition of the plurality, are insufficient for multiculturalism. First, it examines plurinational state claim by indigenous movements in recent decades. Second, it studies multicultural policies that sought to answer that demand. Third, it defines the concept of multiculturalism used by indigenous movements in order to articulate their demands. Finally, discusses the challenges of multinational state, particularly in terms of autonomy.