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Neo-Corporatism and Territorial Economic Development: The Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement in Local Government

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  • Ospina Peralta, Pablo
  • Santillana Ortiz, Alejandra
  • Arboleda, María
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    Summary This article argues that the democratization of local governments that has been led by indigenous movements in Ecuador can best be described as "neocorporatist". The article, based on the evidence from two cases of indigenous local governments in the Andes, argues that the forms of "neo-corporatism" created by the Ecuadorian indigenous movement on its entry into government are designed as participatory institutional frameworks that also serve as channels for the expression of social movements' demands. The neocorporatist practices deployed by indigenous movements in these areas have had mixed results, both in terms of their implementation and of their capacity to foster viable income-generating activities for poor rural areas. On balance, while the forms of neocorporatist government fostered by the indigenous movement can have positive impacts on economic development, there are still two broad limitations. First, it continues to be difficult to foster a process of territorial economic development that effectively addresses the distinct interests that exist among different community organizations. Second, the negative effects of the wider economic context in which local territories find themselves remain beyond the control of the local government.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 12 (December)
    Pages: 2921-2936

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:36:y:2008:i:12:p:2921-2936
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    1. Bebbington, Anthony & Dharmawan, Leni & Fahmi, Erwin & Guggenheim, Scott, 2006. "Local Capacity, Village Governance, and the Political Economy of Rural Development in Indonesia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 34(11), pages 1958-1976, November.
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