Autonomías y Autogobierno en la América Diversa

Translated title of the contribution: Autonomies and Self-Government in Diverse America

Araceli Burguete Cal Y Mayor., José Mariman, Pablo Xavier Ortiz Tirado, Ritsuko Funaki

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The global activism of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples has brought the demand for self-determination, autonomy and self-government to the forefront of debate, achieving significant advances in international standards. However, these achievements are confronted by the policies and realities of national governments and economic interests of all kinds in their countries, which threaten them and seek to deepen their dispossession. In this book we conceive of autonomy as a variety of practices, processes and mechanisms of self-governance through which the inherent rights and sovereign aspirations of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples around the world are expressed and given meaning. The right to self-determination is a consubstantial part of contemporary socio-political life and its exercise in their territories is today probably one of the only ways for the persistence of life on the planet. The contributions that make up this volume, many of them by indigenous authorship, bring together debates that address these challenges and link ancestral voices with today's struggles and the defense of the future.
Translated title of the contributionAutonomies and Self-Government in Diverse America
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
PublisherEditorial Universitaria Abya-Yala
Number of pages694
ISBN (Print)978-9978-10-550-4
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2021


  • Development
  • Economy
  • Governance
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Management
  • Public policies

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 413A Social and Cultural Studies


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