Scott H. Beck

Scott H. Beck is a professor of sociology at East Tennessee State University. He has coauthored essays in various journals, including the Latin American Research Review, The Latin Americanist, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, and Annals of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS).

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The mobilization of militant indigenous politics is one of the most important stories in Latin American studies today. In this critical work, Kenneth J. Mijeski and Scott H. Beck examine the rise and decline of Ecuador’s leading indigenous party, Pachakutik, as it tried to transform the state into a participative democracy.

“Mijeski and Beck's book is a concise, tightly argued, briskly written, theoretically grounded and dispassionate, though far from dry, work of political science, with some harsh truths to tell (echoed by some of the indigenous leaders whom they have interviewed over time).”

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