PPE Seminar–Alisha Holland, Harvard “Private Property Against Public Works

Thursday, February 6, 2020


Political Theory Project

8 Fones Alley


PPE Seminar welcomes Alisha Holland, Harvard who will present her paper “Private Property Against Public Works”. 

Professor Holland studies the comparative political economy of development with a focus on urban politics, social policy, and Latin America. Her book, Forbearance as Redistribution: The Politics of Informal Welfare in Latin America (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics), looks at the politics of enforcement against property law violations by the poor, such as squatting, street vending, and electricity theft.

Her current book project focuses on the political determinants of the level, quality, and social response to infrastructure projects in Latin America. Other research interests include migration, crime control, and subnational governance. Her articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, American Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Research Review, Perspectives on Politics, and World Politics.