ERIC Number: ED047552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
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The Peasantry as an Emerging Political Factor in Mexico, Bolivia, and Venezuela.
Lord, Peter P.
This study examines the potential role of the peasantry in the determination of political power in Latin America. Case studies of Mexico, Bolivia, and Venezuela illustrate that the framework of political change is of major importance because it is crucial in determining the properties of the political system to follow. The previous involvement of the "campesinos", landless farmers, and laborers is discussed in relation to organized group action and land reform. The case studies suggest that an authoritarian system is more likely to follow a violent revolution, whereas a more competitive system is likely to follow evolutionary change. (RL)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Government (Administrative Body), Land Settlement, Land Use, Latin American Culture, Mexican American History, Political Influences, Political Issues, Political Power, Power Structure, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Land Tenure Center.
Identifiers: Bolivia; Latin America; Mexico; Venezuela
Note: M.A. thesis, Columbia University