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    Landless Rural Workers Confront Brazil’s Lula

    Isabella Kenfield
    18 June 2007
    Article
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    Confrontation in Bolivia over Agrarian Reform

    Roger Burbach
    05 December 2006
    Article
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    Land, Rural Social Movements and Democratisation in Indonesia

    Dianto Bachriadi
    30 June 2009
    Article

    Although support from urban-based students and activists was important, the rural protest in Indonesia during President Suharto's regime was built on continued protest and organisation around land issues.

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    Rural social movements and their historical contribution for building democracy in Brazil

    Sérgio Sauer
    01 December 2008
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    Brazil has not experienced any sort of major agrarian reform since then, but dozens of rural movements have been organised and hundreds of thousands of landless peasants have acquired the right of access to land (especially through settlement projects) as a result of these social movements’ struggles. After so many years of fighting and popular mobilisation, what are these movements’ contributions to building rural democracy? This study seeks to understand this process by evaluating social movements’ alliances (both rural and urban alliances) and evaluating their relationships with political parties, especially with the Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores – PT) and with the Brazilian Federal Government.

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    Mexico's right-to-know reforms

    05 November 2007
    Article
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    The rise of food fascism

    Roger Burbach
    30 June 2008
    Article
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    Pro - Poor Land Reform: A Critique

    • Jun Borras
    13 September 2007
    Book
    Highly original analysis of the Philippine land reform experience
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    Corporate murder in Brazil

    Roger Burbach, Isabella Kenfield
    30 October 2007
    Article
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    Stemming the tide

    Dale Jiajun Wen
    01 March 2007
    Article
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    The End of the Affair?

    Walden Bello
    23 February 2007
    Article
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    Now is the Time for Food Sovereignty

    Forum Terra Preta
    04 June 2008
    Article
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    Transnational Agrarian Movements:

    Jun Borras, Marc Edelman, Cristobal Kay
    15 May 2008
    Article
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    Rural democratisation in Mexico’s deep south

    Jonathan Fox, Carlos García Jiménez, Libby Haight
    01 December 2008
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    Has political regime change led to changes in state-society relations? This study begins to address this question by analysing rural movement efforts to exercise newly-won citizen rights. The specific focus is on rural civil society initiatives to use the “right to know” as a tool to bolster long-standing campaigns to build self-managed, community-based economic development institutions, to bolster peasant influence over the policy process, to defend human rights, and to respect indigenous rights.

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    Local politics and the sustainability of rural life

    UNAC Rural Democratisation Research Team
    01 December 2008
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    To be a strong peasant movement in a place like Chokwe, Mozambique requires going beyond ambiguous compromises to develop collective political thinking and to develop the capacity to use political power in ways that ensure that governmental and non-governmental organisations that help the peasantry act in line with what peasants wish and need.

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    Anti-poverty or Anti-poor?

    Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Danilo Carranza
    08 November 2007
    Article
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    La Vía Campesina and its Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform

    Jun Borras
    15 May 2008
    Article
    Vía Campesina’s ‘Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform’ has made a significant impact (inter)nationally in reshaping the terms of the land reform debates, but its impact on other land policy dynamics has been marginal.