Mike Courville

Mike Courville

Graduate Student

Email: mikedc@ucla.edu

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I am most interested in civil society efforts to curtail or redirect neoliberal orthodoxy around the globe, with a particular curiosity about how such efforts unfold (or not) within institutions impacting the Global South and rural regions of the Global North. I also have a long-standing interest in state-led efforts to address dilemmas of land distribution, property concentration and social inequality. Over the past few years, I have been taking time to examine the Commoner movement in the US. I have been following a set of Commoner projects to explore theoretical puzzles related to societal change, democratization and welfare state transformation(s) in the Global North.


M.A. UC Berkeley, International and Area Studies, 2005

Fields of Study

Development in the Global South, Rural Sociology, Institutions, Political Sociology, Surveys and Comparative Historical Methods