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Getting Ahead Collectively - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080316161, 9781483158228

Getting Ahead Collectively

1st Edition

Grassroots Experiences in Latin America

Author: Albert O. Hirschman
eBook ISBN: 9781483158228
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1984
Page Count: 112
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Getting Ahead Collectively: Grassroots Experiences in Latin America is a seven-chapter book that first discusses certain types of developmental sequences in Latin America. The emergence of cooperative action and the intangible benefits and costs of cooperatives are then explained. The book also explores the ""intermediate"" organizations that have grown all over Latin America to help low-income people better their condition. The last chapter details the social and political effects of a dense network of grassroots development efforts.

Table of Contents



Chapter One Inverted Sequences

Is Security of Title a Precondition for Housing Improvements? Cali (Colombia) vs. Quilmes (Argentina)

Education in Literacy—Prerequisite or Induced? Some Experiences in Colombia

Chapter Two Other Notable Sequences

Inventing a New Linkage: A Microempresa in Santiago de los Caballeros

From Private Cooperation to the Public Arena

From Debt Pooling to Pressure Group: The Tricycle Riders of Santo Domingo

From Sewing to Advocacy: A Women's Academy in Comas (Lima)

Collective Ventures and Private Lives

What Will They Do with Their Free Time? The Dairy Plant in Durazno (Uruguay)

The Effect of Education on Family Ties: A Rural School in Alto Chelle (Chile)

Chapter Three The Emergence of Cooperative Action: outside Aggression

Aggression by Nature: Flooding in Argentina and Erosion in Uruguay

Aggression by Society

Land Swindles: Argentina and Colombia

The State as Aggressor: Argentina and Chile

Chapter Four The Emergence of Cooperative Action: Prior Mobilization

The Principle of Conservation and Mutation of Social Energy

Some Colombian Examples

Extensions of the Principle

Chapter Five Intangible Benefits and Costs of Cooperatives

Benefits (with a Story from Peru's Altiplano)

Digression: Sport and Social Change

Costs (with Stories from the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Peru)

Chapter Six Organizations Involved in Social Activism

Four Case Studies

Asociación Para la Vivienda Económica (AVE), Córdoba, Argentina

Museo de Aries y Tradiciones Populares, Bogotá, Colombia

Asociación de Promoción y Desarrollo Social (APDES), Comas (Lima), Peru

Instituto de Promoción Económico-Social del Uruguay (IPRU), Montevideo, Uruguay

National and International Aid to the Grassroots: An Interpretation

Chapter Seven What Does it All Add up to?


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Albert O. Hirschman

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