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Blog Tag: social movements

Illusions of Nonprofit Culture in Ecuador: My Intentions

The first time I met an Ecuadorian nonprofit was in the summer of 2015. I came to Ecuador for the summer to get some boot-in-the-mud experience during my master’s degree and spent six weeks at

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In Ecuador, “Peoples Power” Works

Ecuador has a history of mobilization for social change. Social movements in Ecuador have influenced governmental regimes, policies and social norms. These movements have been mostly nonviolent, unlike others in Latin America. Although many critics

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Exploring Ecuadorian Popular Social Movements & Intersections of Nonviolent Tactics

This research explores how the tactics of nonviolence are used differently depending on their origin within a singular campaign or social movement in Ecuador.  In doing so, this writing analyzes the origin and reasoning behind

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Ecuadorian Oil Politics and the Violation Of Indigenous, Human, and Environmental Rights

Addressing the Yasuni-ITT Initiative under the Correa Administration Government authorization of oil exploration has historically denied indigenous populations of the Amazonian region fundamental human rights, and continues to do so in the contemporary period. While

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Exploring Identity in Nonviolent Movements: A Comparative Analysis of Colombia and South America

Most often culture and cultural differences are analyzed as sources of conflict, as opposed to a resource to be utilized in conflict resolution and reconciliation. Historically culture has been defined as a concrete set of

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