UC Berkeley Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics Alain de Janvry digs deep into the connection between property rights, effective land reform and poverty in Mexico.
Land is at the center of rural and agricultural economies. Land is not only an economic resource but also a political resource, forming the crux of power relations among individuals, communities, and governments. Any effort to reform the regulations and laws regarding land is intensely political, altering the nature of all of these relationships.
January 13, 2015
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article