CISSR is pleased to make available here more than a decade of events presented or cosponsored by the Center for International Social Science Research and its predecessor, the Center for International Studies. Video of most events are also available via our YouTube channel.

 

 


October 23 • 4:30 PM • Stuart Hall, Room 101
Paul Poast on Quantitative Analysis in International Relations
Political Scientist Paul Poast discusses the origins of the quantitative tradition in International Relations at the University, and demonstratea his free software for quantitative analysis, NewGene.

 

 

CISSR is pleased to make available here more than a decade of events presented or cosponsored by the Center for International Social Science Research and its predecessor, the Center for International Studies. Video of most events are also available via our YouTube channel.

 


Past Events

Property Without Rights: Origins and Consequences of the Property Rights Gap

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

5:30 - 6:30 PM (CT) 

Register for the event at tinyurl.com/mikealbertus

Major land reform programs have reallocated property in more than one-third of the world's countries in the last century and impacted over one billion people. But only rarely have these programs granted beneficiaries complete property rights. Why is this the case, and what are the consequences?

This book draws on wide-ranging original data and charts new conceptual terrain to reveal the political origins of the property rights gap. It shows that land reform programs are most often implemented by authoritarian governments who deliberately withhold property rights from beneficiaries. In so doing, governments generate coercive leverage over rural populations and exert social control. This is politically advantageous to ruling governments, but it has negative development consequences: it slows economic growth, productivity, and urbanization and it exacerbates inequality. The book also examines the conditions under which subsequent governments close property rights gaps, usually as a result of democratization or foreign pressure.

 

 

 

 

 

October 12, 2018
Annual Conference

March 1 • 5:30pm • Pick Hall, First Floor Lounge
Sociologist Patrick Heller on the Cities of Delhi



October 23 • 4:30 PM • Stuart Hall, Room 101
Paul Poast on Quantitative Analysis in International Relations
Political Scientist Paul Poast discusses the origins of the quantitative tradition in International Relations at the University, and demonstratea his free software for quantitative analysis, NewGene.