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Nicaragua: Deprivatizing Education, the Citizen Power Development Model and the Construction of Socialism in the Twenty-First Century

  • Thomas Muhr
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Abstract

Indeed, we may be witnessing not the terminal decay of Socialism,” remarked Joel Samoff in response to the general greeting of the decline of socialism in the late twentieth century, “but the struggles of its rebirth” (Samoff, 1991, p. 1). While Samoff pointed to the Polish workers at the time to potentially take on a lead role in this effort, history has once more put Latin America and the Caribbean—in José Martí’s decolonialist terms, Our America—into the spotlight of resistance to capitalism. These transformations are advanced and promoted through the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America—Peoples’ Trade Agreement (Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América—Tratado de Comercio de los Pueblos, ALBA-TCP), which I have theorized as a pluriscalar counter-hegemonic war of position that seeks the construction of socialism: a set of processes in which the local and national become dialectically interrelated with the regional and global, and with the notion of “revolutionary democracy” at the core.1

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Human Development Index United Nations Development Programme Direct Democracy Food Sovereignty Caribbean Country 
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