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Agrarian Studies: Essays on Agrarian Relations in Less Developed Countries.

Edited By: V.K Ramachandran and Madhura Swaminathan

Zed Books

Hardback | Feb 2003 | #141482 | ISBN: 184277316X
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Subjects discussed include: the effectiveness and reliability of different types of land reform; the macroeconomic context of liberalized trade and mobile financial flows; country-specific changes in agrarian relations in the context of globalization; the nature of, and constraints on, land reforms in the contemporary period.


PART 1: SOME THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES 1. Poverty and the Distribution of Land 2. Paths of Capitalist Agrarian Transition in the Past and in the Contemporary World 3. Globalization of Capital and Terms of Trade Movements 4. Deflation and Deja vu: Indian Agriculture in the World Economy PART 2: AGRARIAN RELATIONS, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND NEOLIBERAL LAND REFORM 5. Agrarian Transformation and Human Development: Instrumental and Constitutive Links 6. Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa: Contemporary Challenges and Perspectives 7. Agrarian Transition in Russia 8. The Politics of Partial Reform in the Philippines 9. The Land Market Approach to Rural Development 10. Agrarian Reform in Brazil: Victories and Challenges in the Era of Globalization PART 3: LATIN AMERICA: COUNTRY EXPERIENCES 11. Mexico: Peasant Agriculture and Food in a Global Context 12. The Neoliberal Transformation of Chilean Agriculture in the Era of Globalization PART 4: SOUTH ASIA: PRODUCTION, EMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY 13. Agrarian Relations in Contemporary West Bengal and Tasks for the Left 14. Presentation: Land Relations in Contemporary Kerala: A Survey 15. Changes in Agrarian Relations and Livelihoods in Rural Bangladesh: Insights form Repeat Village Studies 16. Agriculture, Employment and Poverty: Recent Trends in Rural India 17. Agricultural Workers in Rural Tamil Nadu: A field Report PART 5: SOME SOCIALIST EXPERIENCES 18. Economic and Social Vulnerability in Rural China: Current Situation and Some Emerging Policy Issues 19. Presentation: Dealing with Agrarian Relations in the Process of Rural Development: Experience of the Communist Party of Vietnam 20. Cuba: An Experience of Rural Development

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V.K. RAMACHANDRAN and MADHURA SWAMINATHAN are both professors and economists at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

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