Blithz Y. Lozada Pereira is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, History and Philosophy at the Higher University of San Andrés, member of the Bolivian Academy of Language and corresponding member of the Royal Spanish Academy. He is the author of Políticas comparadas de conocimiento y bienestar en seis países sudamericanos.
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The implementation of governmental policy decisions concerning science, technology and innovation (STI) in no situation in Bolivia was given as state policies. There were practical similarities in the governments of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) for 15 years —including the current regime— but they did not carry out long-term policies congruent with their ideological definitions. Two decades before MAS and during the interregnum of Jeanine Áñez, theoretically rational and modernising discourses were outlined following the Western civilisational model of development; but, unfortunately, in practice, there was not minimal consequence with the theory, ratifying the STI rubric —which MAS hypostasised— as the stage for heavy propaganda, ideologisation and convenient provision of conditions for governmental venality and impunity.
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