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From Marx and Mao to the Market: The Economics and Politics of Agricultural Transition

Johan F.M. Swinnen and Scott Rozelle


The changes which led to the emergence of China as a global economic powerhouse, the integration of ten Central and Eastern European countries into the European Union (EU) and the uncertain path of Russia towards a market economy all started with the agricultural reforms in the Chinese countryside in the late 1970s. Since then, the changes have occurred so fast and the impact has been so vast that the importance of understanding the forces that unleashed this process, how these changes became possible, and the lessons for other developing countries cannot be overestimated. This book analyzes t ... More

Keywords: transition, reform, institutions, economics, political economy, agriculture, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199288915
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199288917.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johan F.M. Swinnen, author
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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Scott Rozelle, author
University of California, Davis
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