Sucessful PhD defence by Ben McKay
'The Politics of Control: New Dynamics of Agrarian Change in Bolivia's Soy Complex'
On Friday, 21 April, Ben McKay successfully defended his PhD thesis on ' The Politics of Control: New Dynamics of Agrarian Change in Bolivia's Soy Complex'. In his thesis he puts forth an analytical framework referred to as the politics of control which captures the new forms and mechanisms of resource control and value appropriation (or extraction) through an analysis of access rather than property or concessional rights.
He argues that an analysis into the new forms of control contributes to a better understanding of class formation, differentiation, and class consciousness