Collectivist Legacy and Agrarian Development in China (1978-2005)

Speaker

Burak Gürel

Date
Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 16:00 - 17:30
Type
Seminar
Spoken Language
English
Room
Room 3.14
Location
International Institute of Social Studies
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Burak Gürel

On 5 September, Assistant Professor Burak Gürel of Koç University in Turkey will give a special seminar at the International Institute of Social Studies on the collectivist legacy of Chinese agriculture between 1978 and 2005.

In the seminar, Gürel will argue that the construction of a robust agricultural infrastructure during the period enabled later governments to significantly reduce their infrastructural  spending.

He will further show that the collectivist economic organization remained in tact in to the beginning of this century, thus arguing that Chinese agriculture acquired a semi-collective/semi-private character in which collective organizations established during the previous decades played key developmental roles.

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This seminar is organized by the Political Ecology research group.