This collection of studies on the politics of agricultural development in regions of Asia and Africa emphasizes the need for steady and significant increases in food production in the developing countries. It is a set of exercises in the comparative analysis of agricultural modernization policies.
1. The Politics of Agricultural Modernization 2. The United States: A Unique Development Model 3. Agricultural Modernization in England, France, and Denmark 4. The State and Collective Farming in the Soviet Union and China 5. The Political Economy of Taiwanese Agricultural Development 6. Politics and Agrarian Change in South Korea: Rural Modernization by "Induced" Mobilization 7. Food in Iran: The Politics of Insufficiency 8. The Political Economy of Farm Mechanization Policy: Tractors in Pakistan 9. The Commercialization of Agriculture and the Rise of Rural Political Protest in Black Africa 10. The Politics of Food Scarcities in Developing Countries