New Internationalist

Articles by Gustavo Esteva

A flower in the hands of the people

In southern Mexico, indigenous people have remarkable ideas about how to exercise power. Gustavo Esteva explains why, for them, nation-states are irrelevant.

  • September 1, 2003
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About Gustavo Esteva

is a grassroots activist and ‘ deprofessionalized intellectual’ from Oaxaca, Mexico. He has been a public official and a university professor, but for the past 20 years he has worked with Indian groups, peasants and urban marginals.

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