Autocracy and Redistribution: The Politics of Land Reform by Michael Albertus

By Michael Albertus

while and why do international locations redistribute land to the landless? What political reasons does land reform serve, and what position does it have in contemporary international? A long-standing literature relationship again to Aristotle and echoed in very important fresh works holds that redistribution could be either better and extra specified on the terrible lower than democracy. but finished old info to check this declare has been missing. This booklet indicates that land redistribution - the main consequential kind of redistribution within the constructing international - happens extra frequently less than dictatorship than democracy. It bargains a unique conception of land reform and develops a typology of land reform guidelines. Albertus leverages unique info spanning the realm and relationship again to 1900 to commonly attempt the idea utilizing statistical research and case reviews of key international locations comparable to Egypt, Peru, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. those findings demand rethinking a lot of the typical knowledge approximately redistribution and regimes.

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