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by Déborah Berman Santana

Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Déborah Berman Santana
ISBN: 0816515913
ISBN13: 978-0816515912
Language: English
Publisher: University of Arizona Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2000)
Pages: 224
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Kicking Off the Bootstraps book.

Kicking Off the Bootstraps book. While small communities in Third World countries usually. Déborah Berman Santana examines the efforts of the community to develop its own economic strategy based primarily on environmentally and socially responsible uses of local natural and human resources.

Kicking Off the Bootstraps is a powerful case history of such an effort.

Environment, Development, and Community Power in Puerto Rico. Kicking Off the Bootstraps is a powerful case history of such an effort.

Kicking off the Bootstraps : Environment, Development, and Community Power in Puerto Rico. by Deborah Berman Santana.

Puerto Rico’s bankrupt public power utility, the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority (PREPA), faces privatization . Berman Santana, D. (1996). Kicking Off the Bootstraps: Environment, Development, and Community Power in Puerto Rico. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

Puerto Rico’s bankrupt public power utility, the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority (PREPA), faces privatization and is experiencing substantial challenges in restoring electricity to the Big Island. Despite assurances from local government and power authority officials insisting that electricity would be restored 3 months after the storm, portions of Puerto Rico likely will remain without power until May 2018-or later (Robles and Mazzei, 2017).

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Déborah Berman-Santana (DBS): Colonies exist so that the colonizer will benefit economically and politically. invaded and occupied Puerto Rico in 1898, it has extracted profit in numerous ways: First, through converting it into a sugar colony.

Society, environment, and place. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. -206) and index. Download book Kicking off the bootstraps : environment, development, and community power in Puerto Rico, De?borah Berman Santana. Poverty and income inequality in puerto rico, 1970-1990. By Orlando J. Sotomayor. Centro de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1998. Puerto rican jam: essays on culture and politics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

While small communities in Third World countries usually seem at the mercy of central governments and foreign capitalists, local activists can help exploited peoples correct environmental abuses and social injustices and seize control of their own destinies.Kicking Off the Bootstraps is a powerful case history of such an effort. It describes a grassroots activist movement that emerged in the Puerto Rican community of Salinas to counter the poverty and economic dependence experienced by its citizens in the wake of "Operation Bootstrap," a post-World War II industrial development program. Déborah Berman Santana examines the efforts of the community to develop its own economic strategy based primarily on environmentally and socially responsible uses of local natural and human resources. Berman Santana shows how local activists are seeking to empower the Salinas community to make decisions concerning economic development. She evaluates present-day efforts to develop positive alternatives, examining the motivations of the activists, the nature of their projects, their efforts to mobilize the community, their dealings with government and other organizations, and the obstacles they face. In a closing chapter, she addresses the potential roles of community leaders, outside activists, local businesses, and government in actualizing these alternatives. A testimony to one community's efforts to determine its own future, Kicking Off the Bootstraps deals with real issues such as control over productive resources, quality of life, and environmental health. It also extends an examination of community-directed activism to an exploration of policy implications for sustainable development. While this concept is often too vague to be applied to real strategies, the Salinas experience provides a clear idea of what sustainable development can—and should—mean in actual practice.
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