Land, Poverty and Livelihoods in an Era of Globalization: Perspectives from Developing and Transition Countries by A. Haroon Akram-lodhiLand, Poverty and Livelihoods in an Era of Globalization: Perspectives from Developing and Transition Countries by A. Haroon Akram-lodhi

Land, Poverty and Livelihoods in an Era of Globalization: Perspectives from Developing and…

byA. Haroon Akram-lodhi, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., CristÑbal Kay

Paperback | February 18, 2009

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A host of internationally eminent scholars are brought together here to explore the structural causes of rural poverty and income inequality, as well as the processes of social exclusion and political subordination encountered by the peasantry and rural workers across a wide range of countries.

This volume examines the intersection of politics and economics and provides a critical analysis and framework for the study of neo-liberal land policies in the current phase of globalization. Utilizing new empirical evidence from ten countries, it provides an in-depth analysis of key country studies, a comparative analysis of agrarian reforms and their impact on rural poverty in Africa, Asia, Latin America and transition countries.

Presenting an agrarian reform policy embedded in an appropriate development strategy, which is able to significantly reduce and hopefully eliminate rural poverty, this work is a key resource for postgraduate students studying in the areas of development economics, development studies and international political economy.

A. Haroon Akram-Lodhiis Professor of International Development Studies at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada.Saturnino M. Borras Jris Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies, St Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.Crist'bal Kayis Associate Professor of Rural Development and Development Studies at the Institut...
Title:Land, Poverty and Livelihoods in an Era of Globalization: Perspectives from Developing and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:February 18, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041549401X

ISBN - 13:9780415494014


Table of Contents

1. Agrarian Reform and Rural Development: Historical Overview and Current IssuesSaturnino M. Borras Jr.,Crist'bal KayandA. Haroon Akram-Lodhi  2. Bolivia's Unfinished Agrarian Reform: Rural Poverty and Development PoliciesCrist'bal KayandMiguel Urioste  3. Agrarian Reform and Poverty Reduction: Lessons from BrazilCarmen Diana DeereandLeonilde Servolo de Medeiros  4. Land, Poverty and State-Society Interaction in the Philippines Saturnino M. Borras Jr.,Danilo CarranzaandRicardo Reyes  5. Land Markets and Rural Livelihoods in Vietnam A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi 6. Land Reform, Rural Poverty and Inequality in Armenia: A Pro-Poor Approach to Land PoliciesMax Spoor 7. The Land System, Agriculture and Poverty in UzbekistanAzizur Rahman Khan 8. Mubarak's Legacy for Egypt's Rural Poor: Returning Land to the LandlordsRay Bush 9. Land Reform in Namibia: Issues of Equity and PovertyJan Kees van DongewithGeorge EisebandAlfons Mosimane 10. Untying the Gordian Knot: The Question of Land Reform in Ethiopia Gebru MershaandMwangi wa Githinji 11. Land Policy, Poverty Reduction and Public Action in ZimbabweSam Moyo 12. Neo-liberal Globalization, Land and Poverty: Implications for Public Action A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi,Saturnino M. Borras Jr.,Crist'bal KayandTerry McKinley


Editorial Reviews

"Land, Poverty and Livelihoods is very well-cited and grounded in concrete figures (the perfect source for a graduate student reading list). The introduction is incredibly thorough and didactic, carefully reviewing land reform in theory and practice around the world and over time. And the concluding chapter is an excellent analysis of the implications that the case studies presented in the book have for policy. Altogether, this book is an important source for the contemporary debate over whether and how agrarian reform might work to reduce rural poverty and inequality." Wendy Wolford, UNC Chapel Hill