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Introduction: The Rise and Impact of National and Transnational Rural Social Movements in Latin America

Carmen Diana Deere and Frederick S. Royce

in Rural Social Movements in Latin America

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033327
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038391 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033327.003.0001
Introduction: The Rise and Impact of National and Transnational Rural Social Movements in Latin America

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This chapter discusses the rural social movements that have arisen in Latin America. This rise is generally associated with the debt-induced economic crisis of the 1980s and the impact of structural adjustment policies and rural social movements. It also makes occasional references to the information presented in the some of the preceding chapters.

Keywords: rural social movements; Latin America; economic crisis; structural adjustment policies; debt

Chapter.  11760 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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