Popular Struggles and Movements – Notes
Popular Struggles and Movements
Differences in a democracy need to be expressed in an organized way.
In April 2006, Nepal witnessed a popular movement which was aimed at regaining popular control over the government from the king.
Bolivia witnessed a people’s struggles against the privatization of water in Bolivia.
Mass scale protest by the people started in the country and new alliances of labour, human rights and community leaders was formed in January 2000.
The struggle in Nepal was about the foundation of the country’s politics whereas the movements in Bolivia was about one specific policy.
In a democratic country, the conflicts are usually resolved by existing institutions like the parliaments or the judiciary.
Another way of influencing the decisions in a democracy is by participating in politics, creating parties, contesting elections and forming governments while the rest of the populace participates by voting.