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THE STRUGGLE FOR LAND: FEDERAL POLICY ON MOVEMENTS socioterritorials in the Pontal OF 1990 TO 2009

Grant number: 10/16545-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2011
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Bernardo Mançano Fernandes
Grantee:Rubens dos Santos Romão de Souza
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil


The project is an effort to understand and characterize the process of political repression on the movement in the Pontal socioterritoriais - SP. This is a region of historic land disputes between farmers, landowners and agribusiness.The objective of this project is to understand and analyze a few cases of prosecution and criminal executed in the Pontal 1990 to 2009, from the conflict in the region, which comprises an integral part of land conflicts in Brazil, and point size and integration of these elements of the agrarian question at present.From a design that seeks to understand the criminal proceedings and the struggle for land as a setback in development policy planning and limiting factor in advancing the political participation of socioterritoriais movements in the definition of its fundamental and alternative model of development for the Brazilian countryside.

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