Brasil um pais para todos-en studie av MST:s tillvägagångssätt och mobiliseringsstrategi

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Författare: Monika S. Amaral; [2005]

Nyckelord: Brasilien; MST; jordreform; Social Sciences;

Sammanfattning: Abstract The struggle for land has been an issue ever since Brazil was colonized by the Portuguese Crown. The deep social inequalities that the country faces were raised then. More than 45% of the agricultural land is controlled by only 1% of the landowners. There have been many movements since then, who has fought for agrarian reforms. MST, the largest social movement in Brazil, was born in the 1980s. They managed to mobilize the peasants and the poor people. These people has transformed their lives, they have done so by organizing peaceful protests to force the Brazilian government to redistribute agricultural land and to assist them in creating a new livelihood. MST not only fights for the land but also for their social rights such as the right to education and health. In their struggle for agrarian reforms they use methods such as civil disobedience to reach their aim. The movement has played an important role in the issue and they have managed to settle many of their members throughout Brazil. KEYWORDS: Brazil, civil disobedience, agrarian reforms, MST and social movements.

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