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Campesino Participation in Rural Paraguay: Practical and Theoretical Challenges


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Campesino Participation in Rural Paraguay: Practical and Theoretical Challenges

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dc.contributor.author Garcia, Joseph J
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-19T20:25:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-19T20:25:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11-19T20:25:07Z
dc.date.submitted May 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/9962
dc.description.abstract In 1997, the community of GuayakiCua, Paraguay underwent a dramatic political and social transformation allowing campesinos to take a more active role in decisionmaking processes. This change established safety and security for local residents, and brought about the involvement of the Paraguayan government, nongovernmental organizations and residents to begin development work in the form of infrastructure projects. The end of the Stroessner dictatorship in 1989 signaled the end of autocratic rule and ushered in the neoliberal perspective advocating private property, free trade, and other measures to bring about the democratization of Latin America economies to foster growth and participation. In the late 1990’s after a series of economic crashes in Brazil and Argentina the neoliberal model of development lost support from local communities. Rural communities such as GuayakiCua began confronting the established U.S. supported Colorado party system that changed its tactics after the dictatorship and favored neoliberal development. GuayakiCua is a community in transition where campesinos are making efforts to take part in a true grassroots democratic process, which v favors just development while dealing with Colorado rule and neoliberal promotion as campesinos make strides towards increasing participation through grassroots methods. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Latin American Studies; Community and Regional Planning, University of New Mexico en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Paraguay en_US
dc.subject Social movements en_US
dc.subject Development en_US
dc.subject Neo-Liberalism en_US
dc.subject Indigenous en_US
dc.subject Rural en_US
dc.subject Foreign policy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Guayaki-Cua (Paraguay)--Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Guayaki-Cua (Paraguay)--Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Community development--Paraguay--Guayaki-Cua--History--20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Political participation--Paraguay--Guayaki-Cua--History--20th century
dc.title Campesino Participation in Rural Paraguay: Practical and Theoretical Challenges en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Community and Regional Planning, UNM, 2006 Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, UNM, 2006 en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. School of Architecture and Planning en_US
dc.description.advisor Claudia, B. Isaac
dc.description.committee-member Valdes, Nelson
dc.description.committee-member Henkel, David

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