The Plan Puebla Panama and the discourse of sustainable development: Implications for the role of civil society in shaping development policy.

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Title:
The Plan Puebla Panama and the discourse of sustainable development: Implications for the role of civil society in shaping development policy.
Author:
Klepek, James Matthew
Issue Date:
2004
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Recently, sustainable development has been presented as a revision to neoliberalism by emphasizing not just economic factors, but also social and environmental concerns. This revision also maintains the value of promoting negotiation with communities that stand to be affected by initiatives. Yet, given criticisms of current policy, what is the role of non-state actors such as NGOs and local communities in shaping development? This question will be addressed by discussing a current integration project in Central America and Mexico called the Plan Puebla Panama (PPP). Although based on sustainable development, the PPP is criticized on social and environmental grounds and for little public information. By applying Long's actor model to political ecology, I argue that although the development promoted by international institutions has fallen short, civil society has shaped current policy. Moreover, I assert participation and negotiation from civil society is essential in encouraging more equitable and sustainable development.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Geography.; Environmental Sciences.; Urban and Regional Planning.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Latin American Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Oglesby, Elizabeth

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe Plan Puebla Panama and the discourse of sustainable development: Implications for the role of civil society in shaping development policy.en_US
dc.creatorKlepek, James Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.authorKlepek, James Matthewen_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractRecently, sustainable development has been presented as a revision to neoliberalism by emphasizing not just economic factors, but also social and environmental concerns. This revision also maintains the value of promoting negotiation with communities that stand to be affected by initiatives. Yet, given criticisms of current policy, what is the role of non-state actors such as NGOs and local communities in shaping development? This question will be addressed by discussing a current integration project in Central America and Mexico called the Plan Puebla Panama (PPP). Although based on sustainable development, the PPP is criticized on social and environmental grounds and for little public information. By applying Long's actor model to political ecology, I argue that although the development promoted by international institutions has fallen short, civil society has shaped current policy. Moreover, I assert participation and negotiation from civil society is essential in encouraging more equitable and sustainable development.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGeography.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
dc.subjectUrban and Regional Planning.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorOglesby, Elizabethen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1420174en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b46709071en_US
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