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Sustainable Development in Asia, America and Europe with Global Applications: A New Approach to Land Ownership

By: Jian-Ming Zhou

518 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #105990 | ISBN: 1858989655
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Presents a new model for private land ownership to promote the efficiency and competitiveness of farms. It recommends a new approach to consilidate and enlarge fragmented small farms persisting in Asia, the pacific, Africa, Latin America, Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, and to help preserve small farmers while strengthening large farmers in the USA and other OECD countries.


Part 1 Theories: introduction; theories of Monsoon Asia rice economy and variable mixed economies; theory of property rights. Part 2 The Japanese model and a new model: the Japanese model versus the last obstacle; a new model for sustainable rural development. Part 3 The Chinese model: the Chinese model and the emergence of the last obstacle; overcoming the last obstacle in the Chinese model; other rice-based economies under public land ownership. Part 4 Applications of the new model beyond Monsoon Asia: the American model and the crowding out of small farmers; application of the new model in the USA; implications of the new model to the OECD, EU, CEECs, CIS and rest of the world.

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