Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses

Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses

by Stephen K. Wegren

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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)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

Note on Transliteration and Sources xviii

Glossary xix

Part 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 Yelstin Period, 1992-99 51

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

Part 2 Behavioural 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 Household's 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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