No a la Minaria en Rancho Grande: An Investigation into the Relationship between Structure, Agency, Protest, and Mining in a Nicaraguan Village

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No a la Minaria en Rancho Grande: An Investigation into the Relationship between Structure, Agency, Protest, and Mining in a Nicaraguan Village

Type: Master thesis
Title: No a la Minaria en Rancho Grande: An Investigation into the Relationship between Structure, Agency, Protest, and Mining in a Nicaraguan Village
Author: Serjeant, Max
Issue Date: 2015-08-01
Keywords: Structuration, Structure, Agency, Rancho, Grande, Nicaragua, Mining
Abstract: The arrival of a Canadian mining company in the Nicaraguan village of Rancho Grande has been met with organised resistance by the local population. This thesis uses Gidden's Stucturation theory to examine how the mining company and the protest movement have interacted with existing village structures - changing them in the process. Furthermore, it examines how individuals have used their agency to use these changes to their advantage. In doing so it provides an illustration of the social effects that multinational mining companies can have on Latin American communities as well as analysing the relationship between structure and agency.
Supervisor: Valdivia Rivera, Prof. Soledad
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Latin American Studies (Master)
Specialisation: Public Policies
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/33772
 

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