Political Strategies and Social Movements in Latin America - Oikonomakis, Leonidas
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This book investigates how social movements form their political strategies in their quest for social change and -when they shift from one strategy to another- why and how that happens. The author creates a model which distinguishes between two different roads to social change: one that passes through the seizure of state power and one that avoids any relationship with the state. Comparing the cases of two Latin American social movements, the Zapatistas in Mexico and the Bolivian Cocaleros, the volume argues that strategic choices are often decided upon through similar mechanisms. Ideal for a…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book investigates how social movements form their political strategies in their quest for social change and -when they shift from one strategy to another- why and how that happens. The author creates a model which distinguishes between two different roads to social change: one that passes through the seizure of state power and one that avoids any relationship with the state. Comparing the cases of two Latin American social movements, the Zapatistas in Mexico and the Bolivian Cocaleros, the volume argues that strategic choices are often decided upon through similar mechanisms. Ideal for a scholarly and non-specialist audience interested in Mexican and Bolivian politics, revolutions, and Latin American and social movement studies.

Autorenporträt
Leonidas Oikonomakis is currently teaching at the Department of Sociology, University of Crete.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Chapter I Introduction: Gentlemen, follow us please..."
2. Chapter II: Which way to social change compas?
3. Chapter III:The Zapatistas
4. Chapter IV: The EZLN and its emancipatory road
5. Chapter V: "The Devil's Leaf"
6. Chapter VI: Between the Armed Struggle and the Elections
7. Chapter VII: Opening up the Black Box

Rezensionen
"This monograph not only makes a unique contribution to the knowledge of social movement studies in Latin America, but it will also be immensely helpful to scholars in the fields of sociology, history, anthropology, politics, and human geography." (Souvik Lal Chakraborty, Mobilization, September, 2020)