First published in 1997 in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union and its agricultural policies, these editors presented a series of ten related articles on the transition to post-communist, more privatised agricultural policies, each specialising in a specific region of Central and Eastern Europe. Resulting from a research network, this volume features a range of contributors, including those preparing PhDs, former governmental advisors and specialists in agricultural economics, food policy and statistics. The chapters cover Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Eastern Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Solvenia, and the Former Soviet Union, along with a comparative analysis. The contributors focus on three key issues of reform: the collection of detailed data, the collection of information on factors influencing the progress and completion of reform and explaining the results of privatisation and land reform, with a particular emphasis on the first two elements. This volume is well-suited to policy makers, analysists and researchers.
Table of Contents
1. Agricultural Privatisation, Land Reform and Farm Restructuring in Albania. Azeta Cungu and Johan F.M. Swinnen. 2. Bulgaria: Economics and Politics of Post-Reform Farm Structures. Sophia Davidova, Allan Buckwell and Diana Kopeva. 3. Changes in Farming Structures in the Czech Republic as a Result of Land Reform and Privatisation. Tomáš Ratinger and Ewa Rabinowicz. 4. Decollectivisation and Privatisation Policies and Resulting Structural Changes of Agriculture in Eastern Germany. Volker Beckmann and Konrad Hagedorn. 5. Privatisation and Restructuring of Hungarian Agriculture. Erik Mathijs and Sándor Mészáros. 6. Restructuring of Farms and Agricultural Systems in Romania. Alexander H. Sarris and Dinu Gavrilescu. 7. Privatisation and Decollectivisation Policies and Resulting Structural Changes of Agriculture in Slovakia. Ladislav Kabat and Konrad Hagedorn. 8. Agricultural Privatisation and Farm Restructuring in Slovenia. Štefan Bojnec and Johan F.M. Swinnen. 9. Experience with Land Reform and Farm Restructuring in the Former Soviet Union. Zvi Lerman. 10. Agricultural Privatisation, Land Reform and Farm Restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Analysis. Johan F.M. Swinnen and Erik Mathijs.