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Insurgent Planning and Rural Transformation:a comparison of Social Movements in Venezuela and Brazil

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Title: Insurgent Planning and Rural Transformation:a comparison of Social Movements in Venezuela and Brazil
Author: O'Brien, Padraic
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Program: Rural Planning and Development
Advisor: Devlin, John
Abstract: Insurgent planning is an emerging theory that looks at planning practices carried out by communities in opposition to oppressive policies. Insurgent planning literature has highlighted the potential of marginal groups for planning their own alternative society when official planning is unable to serve people’s interests. These first studies demonstrated the need for further study to assess its potential. In this thesis, I first outline a framework which defines cases of insurgent planning factors determining its success, and then hypothesize that cases can be found in the social movement literature. To test this framework, I then look at two such examples – the Bolívar and Zamora Revolutionary Current (CRBZ) of Venezuela and the Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) of Brazil. I conclude that these movements do contain episodes of insurgent planning that bear out in the factors determining its success while introducing new questions regarding alliances between insurgent planning activists and sympathetic governments.
Date: 2014-05
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada
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