This book looks at Algerian economic development as a case study of state capitalism in the Third World. It focuses on research in twenty communities representing the country's major agricultural zones and investigates the institutional changes brought about by the agrarian reform of the 1970s.
1. State Capitalism and the Transformation of Agriculture 2. The Role of Algerian Agriculture in Economic Development, 1965–1980: Limitations and Contributions 3. Change and Continuity in Rural Economic Organization Under the Reform 4. The Impact of the Agrarian Reform on Local Communities 5. State Policy Towards Agriculture Since 1974: An Interpretation