This volume examines the agrarian crisis, primarily in Russia but also in other states of former USSR, from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, surveying the context of agrarian reforms in recent years and examining the specifics of individual farming development in post-Soviet Russia.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- The Political Economy of Agriculture and Food Supplies -- Russian Agriculture Between Plan and Market -- The Food Problem in the Republics of the Former USSR -- The Farms’ Revolt and Grain Shortages in 1991 -- Russian Food Supplies in 1992 -- The Post-Soviet Agrarian Reforms -- The Return of Individual Farming in Russia -- Stolypin Is Risen! The Ideology of Agrarian Reform in Contemporary Russia -- Political Institutions and Agrarian Reform in Russia -- A Fieldwork-Based Appraisal of Individual Peasant Farming in Russia -- The Agrarian Reforms and Russia’s Future -- Agrarian Interests and the Politics of Reform in Post-Soviet Russia
Don Van Atta is a Research Associate at the Center on East-West Trade, Investment and Communications, Duke University. His articles have appeared in <i>World Politics, Soviet Economy</i> and <i>Problems of Communism</i>.