SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
VOL. 5, NO. 5, PGS. 10–20

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Science, Technology and Innovation in Bolivia
Visions and Projections
Blithz Y. Lozada Pereira

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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yfreites@gmail.com
22/09/2021
Interesante el texto por darnos a conocer la realidad boliviana, bajo dos estilos de gobierno (los del MAS) y de a Sra Añez. Obviamente con la idea favorecer el legado indìgena se cae en extremos con la visiòn etnocentrico propugnado por el MAS boliviano... en Venezuela ha tenido su deriva en el intento sostenido por el gobierno de Chávez y sucesores de introducir a los cultores populares como hacedores de conocimiento; y en la ultima reforma de la Ley Orgànica de Ciencia Tecnologia e Innnovaciòn (LOCTI) estan buscando equiparar el saber popular al cientìfico. En mi opiniòn al intentar ello hacen que pierdan su caracterìstica.

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