Tarlau, R. 2013. Coproducing rural public schools in Brazil: Contestation, clientelism, and the landless workers’ movement. Politics & Society 41(3): 395-424.
The Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) has been the principal protagonist
developing an alternative educational proposal for rural public schools in Brazil.
This article analyzes the MST’s differential success implementing this proposal
in municipal and state public schools. The process is both participatory—activists
working with government officials to implement MST goals—and contentious—the
movement mobilizing support for its education initiatives through various forms of