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The Agrarian Question and the Peasant Movement in Colombia: Struggles of the National Peasant Association, 1967-1981

León Zamosc provides an account of the history of ANUC and its struggle on three fronts: for land, for the defence of those peasants who moved to the new colonization areas in the piedmont forest frontiers, and for the protection of smallholders. The author adopts a structural perspective, examining the agrarian contradictions that propelled the peasant struggles, the changing relationship between the peasant movement and the state, and the political and ideological content of the peasant challenge. He explores these issues in the light of the shifting patterns of class alignments and antagonisms that marked the rise and decline of peasant radicalism during the 1970s, and offers some suggestions about the significance of ANUC's struggles for the wider understanding of peasant movements.

Volume published in association with Cambridge University Press and the Centro de investigación y educación popular (CINEP).

This publication was also published in Spanish.
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  • Pub. Date: 1 Jan 1986
    Pub. Place: Geneva
    ISBN: 0 521 32010 0
    Type: Paperback
    From: UNRISD