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The Political Economy of Rural Poverty
The Case for Land Reform

ISBN 9780415755382
Published April 22, 2014 by Routledge
357 Pages

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Book Description

With the use of wide-ranging case studies the author clearly illustrates the impact of schemes intended to re-allocate land in developing countries. Concluding that land reform can play a major part in stimulating rural economies this book explores the extent to which such policies can successfully reduce poverty and increase agricultural growth.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the aims and analytical procedures; Part 1 Puzzles and dilemmas; Chapter 1 Persistent poverty and crippled agriculture: a single problem; Chapter 2 The ideological shift and dilemmas facing governments; Part 2 The analytical issues of land reform and rural poverty; Chapter 3 Accessible opportunities: the meaning of land reform; Chapter 4 Large estates: issues in efficiency and employment; Part 3 The obstacles and realities in reducing poverty; Chapter 5 Institutional monopoly and rural poverty; Chapter 6 Case studies of complete and Part ial land reform; Chapter 7 The pace of poverty reduction: intercountry comparison; Chapter 8 Policy implications and prospects for land reform;

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