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STEPS Seminar: Paul Richards on social cohesion in Sierra Leone

14th January 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

‘Clash of Institutions? Researching Social Cohesion in a Post-Conflict Agrarian Society (Sierra Leone)’

Paul Richards

Visiting Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Njala University, Sierra Leone; Emeritus professor of Technology and Agrarian Development at Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Honorary Professor at the University College of London (UCL).

Escaping from poverty depends on the rules governing access to vital resources. Rural societies are a historically determined mix of varied and sometimes competing “formal” and “informal” institutions.

The focus of this research is to investigate whether a “clash of institutions” is a factor determining poverty in Sierra Leone, with a specific focus on land, labour, seeds and rural credit.

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Date:
14th January 2014
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Room 121, Institute of Development Studies
Library Road
Falmer, UK,

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STEPS Centre