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Development

, Volume 62, Issue 1–4, pp 167–177 | Cite as

The Social Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in Ecuador Before and During the Revolución Ciudadana

  • Roberta Masala
  • Salvatore MonniEmail author
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Abstract

This article investigates the evolution of social inclusion among indigenous peoples in Ecuador. It highlights how some policies have deepened social problems like poverty and inequality and reviews the literature on social inclusion to define the reference framework of the investigation, also considering some qualitative aspects, like cultural and linguistic barriers that are crucial for the effectiveness of the policies and essential to understand the indigenous social system. The article compares the actual indigenous condition with the period prior to the Revolución Ciudadana to highlight if notable changes occurred in the quality of life of the Ecuadorian indigenous peoples.

Keywords

Buen Vivir Ecuador Sumak Kawsay Indigenous peoples Inequality Social inclusion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facultad de Economía y EmpresaUniversidad de MurciaMurciaSpain
  2. 2.Dipartimento di EconomiaUniversità degli Studi Roma TreRomeItaly

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