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

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The Development and Planning Department of the Government of West Bengal held an international conference in Kolkata in 2002, which provided a forum for debate and discussion on new research in the field of agrarian relations in less-developed countries. The papers brought together in this volume were first presented at this conference, and cover a wide range of theoretical issues and empirical experiences. Some address land reform, and others focus on liberalized trade and mobile financial flows. Country case ...
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Overview

The Development and Planning Department of the Government of West Bengal held an international conference in Kolkata in 2002, which provided a forum for debate and discussion on new research in the field of agrarian relations in less-developed countries. The papers brought together in this volume were first presented at this conference, and cover a wide range of theoretical issues and empirical experiences. Some address land reform, and others focus on liberalized trade and mobile financial flows. Country case studies concerned with changes in agrarian relations include Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Cuba, China, and Bangladesh; others on South Africa, the Philippines, and sub-Saharan Africa identify land reforms in the contemporary period.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781842773161
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 9/17/2003
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.82 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Meet the Author

V.K. Ramachandran and Madhura Swaminathan are both Professors at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
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Table of Contents

Prefatory Note
Introduction
List of Contributors and Participants
Poverty and the Distribution of Land 3
Paths of Capitalist Agrarian Transition in the Past and in the Contemporary World 54
Discussion 84
Globalization of Capital and Terms of Trade Movements 94
Deflation and Deja Vu: Indian Agriculture in the World Economy 111
Discussion 144
Agrarian Transformation and Human Development: Instrumental and Constitutive Links 153
Land and Agrarian Reform in South Africa: Contemporary Challenges and Perspectives 166
Agrarian Transition in Russia 179
Note 204
Discussion 204
The Politics of Partial Reform in the Philippines 213
The Land Market Approach to Rural Development 230
Agrarian Reform in Brazil: Victories and Challenges in the Era of Globalization 245
Discussion 263
Mexico: Peasant Agriculture and Food in a Global Context 271
The Neoliberal Transformation of Chilean Agriculture in the Era of Globalization 287
Discussion 320
Agrarian Relations in Contemporary West Bengal and Tasks for the Left 329
Presentation Land Relations in Contemporary Kerala: A Survey 356
Discussion 361
Changes in Agrarian Relations and Livelihoods in Rural Bangladesh: Insights from Repeat Village Studies 369
Agriculture, Employment and Poverty: Recent Trends in Rural India 392
Agricultural Workers in Rural Tamil Nadu: A Field Report 445
Note 473
Discussion 473
Economic and Social Vulnerability in Rural China: Current Situation and Some Emerging Policy Issues 491
Presentation: Dealing with Agrarian Relations in the Process of Rural Development: Experience of the Communist Party of Vietnam 501
Cuba: An Experience of Rural Development 506
Discussion 536
Index 545
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