, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 495–499 | Cite as

The Rise of Ethnic Politics: Indigenous movements in the Andean region

  • Laura Fano Morrissey


Laura Fano Morrissey traces the rise of indigenous movements in four Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. By analysing how these movements have formed, she discusses issues of identity and belonging and the role these concepts have played in making indigenous groups a growing force in the continent. She also provides an account of the new constitutions adopted in Bolivia and Ecuador and the innovative traits they have introduced in the political discourse on ethnicity and identity.


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