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Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses

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This ambitious work is the definitive account of Russia’s land reform initiatives from the late 1980s to today. In Russia, a country controlling more land than any other nation, land ownership is central to structures of power, class division, and agricultural production.

The aim of Russian land reform for the past thirty years—to undo the collectivization of the Soviet era and encourage public ownership—has been largely unsuccessful. To understand this failure, Stephen Wegren ...

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Overview

This ambitious work is the definitive account of Russia’s land reform initiatives from the late 1980s to today. In Russia, a country controlling more land than any other nation, land ownership is central to structures of power, class division, and agricultural production.

The aim of Russian land reform for the past thirty years—to undo the collectivization of the Soviet era and encourage public ownership—has been largely unsuccessful. To understand this failure, Stephen Wegren examines contemporary land reform policies in terms of legislation, institutional structure, and human behavior. Using extensive survey data, he analyzes household behaviors in regard to land ownership and usage based on socioeconomic status, family size, demographic distribution, and regional differences. Wegren’s study is important and timely, as Russian land reform will have a profound effect on Russia’s ability to compete in an era of globalization.

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Editorial Reviews

Alexander Nikulin
“This book is a landmark in the study of rural Russia and is bound to become a definitive work on the subject.”—Alexander Nikulin, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300150971
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2009
  • Series: Yale Agrarian Studies Series
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Wegren is professor of political science and director of International and Area Studies at Southern Methodist University. He lives in Dallas, TX.

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Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration and Sources

Glossary

Pt. 1 Policy Design and Legislative Context

1 Russia's Contemporary Land Reform: An Overview 3

2 Politics and Property Rights in the Soviet Period 28

3 Politics and Property Rights in the Yeltsin Period, 1992-99 51

4 Politics and Property Rights in the Putin Period and Beyond 77

Pt. 2 Behavioral Responses

5 Rural Households' Land Holdings, Enlargement, and Rental 107

6 The Effects of Land Reform: Stratification and Class Development 138

7 The Effects of Rural Demographics and Labor on Households' Land 164

8 The Regional Impact on Households' Land 191

9 Russia's Contemporary Land Reform: An Assessment 216

Appendix A Selected Governmental Acts Concerning Land Reform in the USSR and RSFSR, 1990-91 231

Appendix B Selected Governmental Acts Concerning Land Reform in the Russian Federation, 1992-2006 233

Appendix C The Post-Soviet Land Code 237

Appendix D Survey Methodology and Description of Villages, 1995-2006 251

Notes 267

Index 329

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