NEW BOOK BY MIGUEL CARTER ON BRAZIL’S MST

Miguel Carter, a former Research Fellow at the Centre for Brazilian Studies and St Antony’s alum, has recently published Challenging Social Inequality: The Landless Rural Workers Movement and Agrarian Reform in Brazil with Duke University Press. In this edited volume, an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars and development practitioners explore the causes of, consequences of, and contemporary reactions to Brazil’s sharply unequal agrarian structure. They focus on the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST), Latin America’s largest and most prominent social movement, and the ongoing efforts of the MST to confront historical patterns of inequality in the Brazilian countryside. Carter obtained his doctorate in political science at Columbia University, served as a lecturer at American University and is currently the Founding Director of DEMOS – Centro para la Democracia, la Creatividad y la Inclusión Social, a new think tank based in Paraguay.

The book´s dedicated page at the Duke University Press website can be found here, and for a link to the volume’s front matter and overview chapter see here.