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Social Movements in Latin America free pdf Recent decades have witnessed a worldwide change in social and economic relations, accompanied by a multi-dimensional global crisis and major popular uprisings led by sociopolitical movements. While many critics see in these developments the agency of imperialist exploitation, mainstream development thinking and practice attribute them to the irresistible forces of progressive free market policies. They are content to believe that the pain and misery of poverty, and the degradation of people's lives and livelihoods, is the price of admission into the new world order - the inevitable price of progress. However, waged and unwaged workers, the self-employed poor, small-scale or landless peasant farmers, and others in the popular sectors have proven themselves to be disposed to and very able to resist the machinations of imperial power and corporate elites, taking direct action as well as voting for political parties promising structural change. This book tells the story of popular resistance in its multiple forms with and against the new post-neoliberal regimes and of the changing social conditions in an era of globalization and worldwide crisis.

About James F. Petras

JAMES PETRAS is Professor Emeritus in Sociology at Binghamton University in New York and Adjunct Professor in International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University, Canada. HENRY VELTMEYER is Professor of Development Studies at the Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas (UAZ) in Mexico and Professor of Sociology and International Development Studies at St. Mary's University, Canada.

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Author : James F. Petras
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 26 January 2011
ISBN : 0230104118
EAN : 9780230104112
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 286 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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