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Costa Rica, the Prototype for Local Mobilization against Global Neoliberalism

Mon, August 18, 2:30 to 4:10pm, TBA


This paper offers a framework for understanding the conditions under which local communities in the developing world mobilize against neoliberal forms of globalization. The combined processes of state led-development, democratization, economic threats, and building community and strategic capital will explain the motivations and patterning of resistance to globalization. These conditions occurred earlier in Costa Rica and provide an exemplary case whereby the structural antecedents stimulating collective action against neoliberalism replicate throughout the developing world by the 1990s and 2000s.