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After Socialism

Land Reform and Social Change in Eastern Europe

Edited by Ray Abrahams

232 pages, 12 figures, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-910-9 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (August 1996)

ISBN  978-1-57181-326-8 $29.95/£21.00 Pb Published (August 1996)

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The collapse of Soviet influence and the disillusionment with socialism in the early 1990s led to ambitious programs of economic reform throughout Eastern Europe. The papers in this volume, written by anthropologists and sociologists with detailed first-hand knowledge of the rural areas concerned, explore the situation in several countries; account is also taken of the differences between them. Not only are reform policies considered in the light of actual developments and reactions of villagers to changing circumstances; actual processes of land reform, the emergence of new family farms, and the creation of new forms of co-operative and joint stock company are described and examined well.

Ray Abrahams is at Churchill College, Cambridge

Subject: Economic History General Anthropology Development Studies
Area: Central/Eastern Europe



Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Figures

Introduction: Some Thoughts on Recent Land Reform in Eastern Europe
R. Abrahams

Chapter 1. Land Tenure and Citizenship in Tázlár
C. Hann

Chapter 2. Responses to "Democratic" Land Reforms in a Bulgarian Village
D. Kaneff

Chapter 3. The Privatisation and Market Transformation of Polish Agriculture
L. Kocik

Chapter 4. The Transition in Hungarian Agriculture 1990-1993
K. Kovács

Chapter 5. Aspects of the Restitution of Property and Land in Estonia
A. Kuddo

Chapter 6. Re-Defining Women's Work in Rural Poland
F. Pine

Chapter 7. Getting Land in Central Europe
N. Swain

Chapter 8. Decollectivisation and Total Scarcity in High Albania
C. DeWaal

List of Contributors
Bibliography
Index

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