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Author Granovsky-Larsen, Simon, author
Title Dealing with peace : the Guatemalan campesino movement and the post-conflict neoliberal state / Simon Granovsky-Larsen
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2019]
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 人文社會聯圖  HD1531.G9 G73 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020602363
Descript xix, 275 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-264) and index
"Dealing with Peace presents the struggles of the Guatemalan campesino (peasant) social movement during the country's post-conflict transition from 1996 to the present, focusing on efforts to obtain land and improve livelihoods within a shifting, yet consistently hostile, political-economic environment. With special focus on the relationship between the movement and the neoliberal state, Simon Granovsky-Larsen asks whether the acceptance of neoliberal resources--in this case, support for land access in Guatemala provided by the World Bank-funded Fondo de Tierras--reduces the potential for social movements to continue to work for transformative change. Positioned in contrast to studies warning that social movements cannot maintain their original vision after accepting such support, this book argues that organizations within the Guatemalan campesino movement have engaged strategically with neoliberalism, utilizing available resources to advance visions of social change. Using a wealth of primary data collected over more than a year of fieldwork, it contributes significantly to the study of Guatemalan politics and advances understandings of the grounded operation of neoliberalism. Exploring both the dynamics of a national neoliberal transition and the ways in which these play out within civil society, Dealing with Peace reveals the long-term and often contradictory negotiation of political and economic transitions"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Agricultural laborers -- Political activity -- Guatemala
Peasants -- Political activity -- Guatemala
Social movements -- Guatemala
Neoliberalism -- Guatemala
Agricultural development projects -- Guatemala
Land reform -- Guatemala
Travailleurs agricoles -- Activité politique -- Guatemala
Paysannerie -- Activité politique -- Guatemala
Mouvements sociaux -- Guatemala
Néo-libéralisme -- Guatemala
Projets de développement agricole -- Guatemala
Réforme agraire -- Guatemala
Agricultural development projects. fast (OCoLC)fst00800659
Agricultural laborers -- Political activity. fast (OCoLC)fst00800986
Land reform. fast (OCoLC)fst00991280
Neoliberalism. fast (OCoLC)fst01737382
Peasants -- Political activity. fast (OCoLC)fst01734422
Social movements. fast (OCoLC)fst01122657
Guatemala. fast (OCoLC)fst01205154
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