Défendre le territoire : la construction de solidarités internationales par les organisations paysannes colombiennes

Abstract : In the Colombian conflict, which generated various forms of solidarities and led to the intervention of many international actors, the peasants that we met do not simply wait for outside solidarity. These local actors are organised into community groups inorder to defend their territory and to propose other forms of development. This encounter between peasant organisations and various international solidarity actors is atthe core of this work. In order to better understand how they built these solidarities, we propose to combine the sociology of social movements and the sociology of international solidarity. Based on a comparison and a fieldwork carried out as close as possible between two peasant organisations, we stress on the fact that this solidarity is the result of social constructs and the product of encounters between international actors and locals at particular times. We will therefore analyse the way in which peasants apprehend and define these relationships with international representatives as well ashow they try to make their case. Indeed, peasant leaders (re)claim so-called “global”causes, transform them and adapt their knowledge with the aim of mobilising at the localand international levels; this applies also – and indeed in particular – to the national level. For these local actors, the internationalisation of their cause thus does not appearas an end in itself but as a way to redefine their place in Colombia.
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Mathilde Allain. Défendre le territoire : la construction de solidarités internationales par les organisations paysannes colombiennes. Science politique. Université de Bordeaux, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016BORD0461⟩. ⟨tel-01447831⟩



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