The workshop aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to improve our theoretical and empirical understanding of political actor’s decision-making on agricultural and rural policies.
After a boom in academic studies of the liberalization reforms in the 1990s and 2000s, many recent policy developments stay aside from the scholarly attention making evidence-based policy-making challenging. This workshop aims to provide a research platform for exchanging new research insights on the political economy of agricultural policies. We will discuss how self-interested autocrats, political parties, interest groups, local governments and other stakeholders interact in forming agricultural policy outcomes and shaping policy discourses. The second day of the two-day event will focus on the political economy of land relations.
We invite contributions from different academic disciplines (including, but not limited to, political science, economics, and development studies), covering different regions and using different methodologies and techniques. We will discuss the following topics:
· Land policy reform and structural transformation
· Political economy of land governance and land relations
· Decentralization of political decision-making and administrative reforms
· Intergovernmental relations and agricultural policies, policies in custom unions
· Corruption, rule of law, quality of bureaucracy
· Diversification of agricultural interests, interest group organisation and policy
· Role of NGOs from food, animal welfare and environmentalist perspective