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Tag: James C. Scott

Land Tenure and Inequality

Land Tenure and Inequality

James C. Scott— A hypothetical case of customary land tenure practices may help demonstrate how difficult it is to assimilate such practices to the barebones schema of a modern cadastral… READ MORE

Against the “Ascent of Man”

Against the “Ascent of Man”

James C. Scott— Historical humankind has been mesmerized by the narrative of progress and civilization as codified by the first great agrarian kingdoms. As new and powerful societies, they were… READ MORE

Ep. 37 – The Origin of Early Civilization

Ep. 37 – The Origin of Early Civilization

Early civilizations came about with the domestication of fire, plants, animals, and humans. James C. Scott gives us the history of these early states and the problems they faced. YaleUniversity… READ MORE

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