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 cutting-edge international? A longstanding literature courting again to Aristotle and echoed in very important contemporary works holds that redistribution could be either better and extra detailed on the negative less than democracy. but entire historic info to check this declare has been missing. This e-book exhibits that land redistribution - the main consequential type of redistribution within the constructing international - happens extra usually below dictatorship than democracy. It deals a singular conception of land reform and develops a typology of land reform rules. Albertus leverages unique info spanning the area and relationship again to 1900 to widely attempt the speculation utilizing statistical research and case stories of key international locations reminiscent of Egypt, Peru, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. those findings demand rethinking a lot of the typical knowledge approximately redistribution and regimes.