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Letras Verdes, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales

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PINZON LOPEZ, Natalia. Herramientas para la comprensión de acciones colectivas que propenden a una transición agroecológica. Letras Verdes [online]. 2017, n.21, pp.49-67. ISSN 1390-6631.

This article aims to propose practical and theoretical mechanisms for the understanding of collective actions, the purpose of which is to accomplish an agroecological transition. The theoretical framework is based on the main theories of collective action and social mobilization in the context of the Western world. The proposal materializes in guidelines that serve as answers to the following questions: what kind of society engages in collective action and what does agroecology mean? What motivations are there that can be used to participate in the agroecological transition and in the collective action that promotes it? What are the strategies for achieving the agroecological transition? And what is the political context and how does it affect collective action and the agroecological transition of the territory? The answers to these questions allow the analysis of the disposition of the actors to exchange traditional productive practices for agro-ecological ones, and also to examine the capacity for change and social transformation which collective action has in a given territory.

Keywords : agroecology; agroecological transition; collective action; resource mobilization; social capital; new social movements; collective identity..

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