Land reform is a key factor in determining the political, economic and social future of the transitional states of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. This book represents the first major study in this area. Utilizing extensive field work, unpublished materials, statistical data and interviews with land reform officials, the contributors explore the key issues.
`An attractive feature of the book is that, although national level developments are covered thoroughly, most of the authors have been involved in research or development projects on which they draw to illustrate their cases… The second article on Russia (by O`Brien, Patsiorkovski and Dershem) is…certainly one of the best accounts of local level developments in Russia that I have read.' - Nigel Swain, Economic Systems
Introduction: The Third Wave of 20th-Century Land Reform: Post-Soviet States Stephen K. Wegren Part I: Land Reform in the Former Soviet Union: Europe 1. The Conduct and Impact of Land Reform in Russia Stephen K. Wegren 2. Rural Responses to Land Reform in Russia: An Analysis of Household Land Use in Belgorod, Rostov, and Tver’ Oblasts from 1991 to 1996 David J. O’Brien, Valeri V. Patsiorkovski and Larry D. Dershem 3. Land and Agricultural Reform in Ukraine Timothy N. Ash 4. Land Reform in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: A Comparative Analysis William H. Meyers and Natalija Kazlauskiene Part II: Land Reform in the Former Soviet Union: Central Asia 5. Land Reform in Kyrgyzstan Peter C. Bloch and Kathryn Rasmussen 6. Land Reform in Uzbekistan Zvi Lerman 7. Land Reform in Turkmenistan Zvi Lerman and Karen Brooks Part III: Land Reform in Eastern Europe 8. Picking up the Pieces: Consolidation of Albania’s Radical Land Reform Peter C. Bloch 9. Politics, Equity, and Efficiency: Objectives and Outcomes in Bulgarian Land Reform Keith S. Howe 10. Land Reform and farm restructuring in Hungary during the 1990s Csaba Csaki and Zvi Lerman