The struggle towards rights and communitarian citizenship: the Zapatista movement in Mexico

Abstract

In 1994, a social movement emerged in Mexico through a struggle demanding changes to the situation of the indigenous population at the national level. The movement was initiated by the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), and, based on it, in recent years different social actors have established an agenda focused on the recognition of the cultural and political rights of the indigenous populations, including their right to land and territory. The history and progress of this movement are discussed in this chapter.

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Citation

Cortez Ruiz, C. The struggle towards rights and communitarian citizenship: the Zapatista movement in Mexico. In: Citizenship and Social Movements: Perspectives from the Global South.. Zed Books, London, UK (2010) ISBN 9781848133884

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