The power of peasants: Reflections on the meanings of La Vía Campesina

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Abstract

This article assesses the social and political significance of the international farmers' movement, La Vía Campesina by exploring how it has evolved since its inception in 1993. It explores the movement's accomplishments and the tensions that exist between international expansion and a commitment to represent the local interests of member organizations. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Farmers' movement
  • Globalization
  • La Vía Campesina
  • Peasant

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  • Annette Aurélie Desmarais

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