In his third and final blog post as 2016 Crook Fellow, Brent Perdue shares the results of his final consultation report with FUNDSZURZA. Brent spent his summer auditing the organization's solid waste management operations in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

In his second blog post as a 2016 Crook Fellow, Paul Ryan discusses his impressions of the presentations a group of Nepalese graduate gave as part of the funding applications with ISET

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and CCAPS researcher Alan Kuperman's new book, Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design, was recently reviewed by Yonatan Fessha, Senior Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, in The Journal of Modern African Studies. Fessha praises the book, writing that “This important contribution breathes life into an aspect of conflict management that is largely neglected in the literature: constitutional design.”

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Huaiyin Li recently co-authored the edited publication “Agricultural Reform and Rural Transformation in China since 1949”. In this volume, Dr. Li and his colleague, Thomas Dubois, bring together a collection of fourteen articles written by various scholars covering a range of issues related to the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) policies aiming to transform rural production in China. The introduction, written by Li and Dubois, provides a historical context for the issues discussed in this volume and frames the overall issue of rural agricultural reform under PRC rule.

Despite its rapid and impressive industrial growth over the past few decades, China remains heavily invested in agriculture. The perspectives presented in this volume highlight important historical institutional changes and agricultural development issues in rural China during and after the Maoist era, which have shaped the agricultural economy of China today.

More information on Li and Dubois’ book can be found here.

The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the winner and two semifinalists of the second “Bobby R. Inman Award” recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security during the 2015-2016 academic year.

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