Jeffery R. Webber

is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. He sits on the editorial board of Historical Materialism. His most recent books are The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left (Haymarket, 2017), and, with Todd Gordon, Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America (Fernwood, 2016).

A Colonial Encounter

From Nuestra América to Abya Yala: Notes on Imperialism and Anti-imperialism in Latin America across Centuries

For the indige­nous pop­u­la­tion of the Amer­i­c­as, 1492 sig­ni­fies the clo­sure of self-deter­mined his­to­ry and the begin­ning of near demo­graph­ic anni­hi­la­tion. From the van­tage point of Span­ish and Por­tuguese rulers, the same moment sig­nals the ascent of far-reach­ing feu­dal empires and the con­comi­tant rewards of extra­or­di­nary geo­graph­ic pre­pon­der­ance.

Burdens of a State Manager

Burdens of a State Manager

By Jef­fery R. Web­ber. The pro­lif­ic writ­ings of Vice-Pres­i­dent Álvaro Gar­cía Lin­era offer one win­dow into the com­plex­i­ties of the polit­i­cal, ide­o­log­i­cal, and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ments that have tran­spired since Morales first assumed office. With that in mind, the fol­low­ing detailed expo­si­tion and crit­i­cal inter­ro­ga­tion of the core argu­ments advanced in his 2011 book, Ten­siones cre­ati­vas de la rev­olu­ción , is meant to shed some light on what is at stake in the com­pet­ing char­ac­ter­i­za­tions of the “process of change” unfold­ing in Bolivia since 2006.