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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1955. Department of Agricultural Economics.


Copyright 1955, the author. Used by permission.


This study involves conceptual analysis in a broad interpretation of the term of a public administration problem situation embracing cultural, as well as politico-economic factors. A program of action is recommended in considerable detail, calling for the settlement of colonists to develop agriculturally a large amount of Bolivian land that promises to become, with proper husbandry, highly productive.

The author is a Bolivian agricultural economist who is making public administration his career, with particular emphasis upon the efficient utilization of land—and man-power which for some time past in his native country has been poorly organized and under employed. During the preparation of this study at the University of Nebraska, the author was on leave from a planning-administrative position with a joint U.S.-Bolivian technical assistance company.

The present study is divided into three sections. The first and second parts provide physical and social background information of Bolivia. A knowledge of the country and its cultural traits is necessary to understand some of its agricultural problems.

The third part of this study is concerned with a detailed description of a suggested settlement program with Bolivian, Indian, and European immigrants.

Advisor: C. Clyde Mitchell