Growth or rent seeking coalitions?
Crispian Olver gave this week's seminar titled "Growth or rent seeking coalitions? An examination of city governance regimes and their relationship to economic rents." The presentation drew on three related disciplines of political economy, public choice theory and ethnography in order to understand the political, social and economic context within which rents are controlled and allocated, and the impact of rent seeking behaviour on institutional integrity and social development. More details are available here.