The negative effects of Hernando de Soto's 'mystery of capital' : The land property conflict in La Nueva Rinconada
In 2000 the Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto wrote his world famous book “The mystery of capital. Why capitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else”. A book that influenced many policymakers throughout the world. This research focusses on the consequences of de Soto based policies on a micro level, a squatter settlement in the Peruvian capital Lima, called La Nueva Rinconada. Central question of this thesis is: What is the influence of the implementation of Hernando de Soto’s theory by the Peruvian urban politics in the nineties on the land property conflict in La Nueva Rinconada?
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