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James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Professor of Anthropology, and Co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program

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Episode: November 3, 2010

18:09

The author of several books including Seeing Like a State, Professor Scott’s research concerns political economy, comparative agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, theories of class relations and anarchism. We talk with Professor Scott about his newest book, The Art of Not Being Governed. It is the first-ever examination of the volumes of literature on state-making that evaluates why people would deliberately remain stateless.

Learn more about Professor Scott.