Radical Peasants, Rent Strikes, Land Reforms and Squats: A Global History

1970U [CRN: 16028]

Between 1890 and 1980, movements for freezing rents and redistributing haciendas transformed law in almost every nation in the world. In the form of the Via Campesina, global land movements constitute the most numerous movements today. Their contentions over land and water constitute one of the most coherent legal grounds for fighting global warming.

Students will read of key documents from rent strikes, global governance, and liberation theology, gaining acquaintance with key events and authors. Exercises will involve using digital tools to analyze World Bank reports, primary-source documents from the global history of squatting, and independent research. M
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