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Peasants against globalization : rural social movements in Costa Rica

Author: Marc Edelman
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title tells the story of how small farmers responded to a free-market onslaught that devastated one of the Western Hemisphere's most advanced social-democratic welfare states.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Edelman, Marc.
Peasants against globalization.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 99031301
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Edelman
ISBN: 9780804778893 0804778892
OCLC Number: 614682267
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 308 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Abbreviations Introduction: debt crisis, social crisis, paradigm crisis 1. The rise and demise of a tropical welfare state 2. 'Iron First in a Kid Glove': peasants confront the free market 3. Organizing in 'The Cradle of Maize' 4. 'In Jail, We'll Eat Cement': finale to a peasant strike 5. Movements evolve, organizations are born and die Conclusion: peasant movements of the late twentieth century Appendix Notes Index.
Responsibility: Marc Edelman.

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