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The Political Economy of Rural Poverty: The Case for Land Reform

By: MR El Ghonemy and M Riad


Hardback | Dec 1990 | #6391 | ISBN: 0415040825
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As the incidence of poverty and landlessness increases and food productivity continues to fall in developing countries, the author shows, with the aid of case studies from countries as diverse as China, Kenya, Bolivia and India, that land reform can play a major part in stimulating the rural economy.


Preface Introduction Part One - Puzzles and Dilemmas 1. Persistent Poverty and Crippled Agriculture: A Single Problem 2. The Ideological Shift and Dilemmas Facing Government Part Two - The Analytical Issues of Land Reform and Rural Poverty 3. Accessible Opportunities: The Meaning of Land Reform 4. Large Estate: Issues in Efficiency and Employment in Capitalist and Socialist Economies Part Three - The Obstacles and Realities in Reducing Poverty 5. Institutional Monopoly and Rural Poverty 6. Case Studies in Complete and Partial Land Reform 7. The pace of Poverty Reduction: Inter-Country Comparisons 8. Policy Implications and Prospects of Land Reform

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