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From Marx and Mao to the MarketThe Economics and Politics of Agricultural Transition$
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Johan F.M. Swinnen and Scott Rozelle

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199288915

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199288917.001.0001

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The Political Economy of Property Rights Reform and Farm Restructuring

The Political Economy of Property Rights Reform and Farm Restructuring

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(p.134) 9 The Political Economy of Property Rights Reform and Farm Restructuring
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From Marx and Mao to the Market
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Johan F. M. Swinnen (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199288917.003.0009

This chapter explains why, when, and how transition countries chose to introduce property rights reforms and restructure their farms. It explains why China opted for the household responsibility system, why land was restored to former owners in Central and Eastern Europe, and why land in the former Soviet Union was mostly distributed in shares and soft budgets.

Keywords:   political economy, property rights, land reform, farm restructuring, restitution, household responsibility system, soft budget constraints, privatization

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