Revolutionizing communities: Social projects in Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua.
LE3 .A278 2011
Masters of Arts
Historically, Nicaragua has been subject to deficiencies in human rights due to various faults in leadership, immense poverty rates and overall discrimination. While previous studies have been successful in determining these faults in leadership and their causes, there remains a gap in research concerning what the people of Nicaragua are doing to better their own situation. Through a series of six interviews within Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua, this thesis explores the work of dedicated citizens who are actively pursuing projects to improve the life conditions of their fellow Nicaraguans. Drawing on key concepts such as collective action, grassroots participation and self-emancipation, this work proves that average citizens, apart from the government and its NGO counterparts, have the capacity to positively transform their own lives and the lives of others.
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