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"'The master's tools': Bolivia's landless peasant movement, the international legal turn, and the possibilities and perils of law-based resistance to neoliberalism"

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A perennial question amongst social movement strategists is to what extent movements can use the tools of the system they are struggling against in their efforts to change that system. Whilst this debate traditionally distinguishes between two camps – radical and reformist approaches – this thesis investigates one movement that breaks this mould. The thesis uses the example of Bolivia's Landless Peasants' Movement (MST) to intervene into renewed theoretical discussion about the possibili...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
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Local pid:
ora:11796

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