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- Hoover Institution Press 2006; US$ 14.99
An examination of property rights reforms in Russia before the revolution reveals the advantages and pitfalls of liberal democracy in action—from a government that could be described as neither liberal nor democratic. The author analyzes whether truly liberal reform can be effectively established from above versus from the bottom up—or whether it is... more...
- Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 25.99
Half of Indonesia?s massive population still lives on farms, and for these tens of millions of people the revolutionary promise of land reform remains largely unfulfilled. The Basic Agrarian Law, enacted in the wake of the Indonesian revolution, was supposed to provide access to land and equitable returns for peasant farmers. But fifty years later,... more...
- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 29.99
The importance of good land governance to strengthen womens land rights, facilitate land-related investment, transfer land to better uses, use it as collateral, and allow effective decentralization through collection of property taxes has long been recognized. The challenges posed by recent global developments, especially urbanization, increased... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95
This is the first collection of its kind. It presents a critical political economy of the agrarian question in post-apartheid South Africa, informed by the results of research undertaken since the transition from apartheid started in 1990. The articles, by well-known South African, British and American scholars, cover a variety of topical theoretical,... more...
- Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 22.99
Land is a significant and controversial topic in South Africa. Addressing the land claims of those dispossessed in the past has proved to be a demanding, multidimensional process. In many respects the land restitution program that was launched as part of the county?s transition to democracy in 1994 has failed to meet expectations, with ordinary citizens,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
This book offers a comparative analysis of the distinct experiences of the Peruvian and Bolivian cocaleros as political actors. In doing so, it illustrates how coca, an internationally criminalzsed good, affected the path and outcome of cocalero political empowerment in each case. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 104.00
Lapp points out a surprising "coincidence": nearly every grant of suffrage to the rural poor in Latin America took place at the same time as land reforms. She argues that politicians seeking to secure political power both extended suffrage and attempted land reform to gain the support of the previously disenfranchised rural poor. In addition, the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
Land reforms are laws that are intended, and likely, to cut poverty by raising the poor?s share of land rights. That raises questions about property rights as old as moral philosophy, and issues of efficiency and fairness that dominate policy from Bolivia to Nepal. Classic reforms directly transfer land from rich to poor. However, much else has been... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 145.00
What can we do to unlock the unrealised potential of the hundreds of millions of rural poor and landless workers? The ever-topical central theme in this collection of essays is the mixed role of government and the institutionally regulated market in tackling rural poverty and land distribution inequality. Drawing on over half a century of M. Riad... more...