Buen Vivir i Bolivia

Nadia Holm Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project presents a critical examination of Buen Vivir as a political instrument. Buen Vivir is a politicised concept originated from an old Andean philosophy. The concept constitutes a platform from which alternative epistemes for progress and growth can be uttered and developed. The project critically analyses the Bolivian extraction of natural resources under the government of Evo Morales and the MAS party. With this as a point of departure the project discusses whether MAS’ use of Buen Vivir is consistent with the extraction of resources that is used as a promoter for economic growth. It is concluded that the rhetorical use of Buen Vivir together with the lack of practical implementation of the philosophy leads to a justification of the very same system it seeks to challenge.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato26 feb. 2015


  • Morales
  • Buen Vivir
  • Bolivia