Promised land : competing visions of agrarian reform / edited by Peter Rosset, Raj Patel, and Michael Courville.

Oakland, Calif. : Food First Books ; New York : Distributed by CDS, c2006.
xv, 380 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Related name
  • "A project of the Land Research Action Network (LRAN)."
  • "This book represents the first harvest in the English language of the work of the Land Research Action Network (LRAN). LRAN is an international working group of researchers, analysts, non-government organizations (NGOs) and representatives of social movements"--Pref.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-366) and index.
Preface : a history and overview of the land research action network / Shalmali Guttal, Peter Rosset and Maisa Luisa Mendonca -- Pt. I. Land and agrarian reform : historical perspectives -- Introduction and overview : the resurgence of agrarian reform in the twenty-first century / Michael Courville and Raj Patel -- 1. The agrarian question in Guatemala / Hannah Wittman and Laura Saldivar Tanaka -- 2. An introduction to land and agrarian reform in Zimbabwe / Tom Lebert -- 3. Land and agrarian reform in South Africa / Wellington Didibhuku Thwala -- 4. Land reform in India : issues and challenges / Manpreet Sethi -- Pt. II. Land reform : critical debates and perspectives -- Introduction : critical themes in agrarian reform / Raj Patel -- 5. The underlying assumptions, theory, and practice of neoliberal land policies / Saturnino M. Borras, Jr. -- 6. Thailand's land titling program : securing land for the poor? / Rebeca Leonard and Kingkorn Narintarakul Na Ayutthaya -- 7. Land concentration in Mexico after PROCEDE / Ana De Ita -- 8. Colombia : agrarian reform - fake and genuine / Hector Mondragon -- 9. The World Bank's market-based land reform in Brazil / Sergio Sauer -- 10. Gender and land / Sofia Monsalve Suarez -- 11. Indigenous peoples : land, territory, autonomy, and self-determination / Rodolfo Stavenhagen -- Pt. III. Agrarian reform : alternatives and resistance -- Introduction : alternatives : between the state above and the movement below / Peter Rosset -- 12. Surviving crisis in Cuba : the second Agrarian reform and sustainable agriculture / Mavis Alvarez, Martin Bourque, Fernando Funes, Lucy Martin, Armando Nova and Peter Rosset -- 13. Land for people not for profit in Venezuela / Gregory Wilpert -- 14. Learning to participate : the MST experience in Brazil / Monica Dias Martins -- 15. Regional impacts of land reform in Brazil / Beatriz Heredia, Leonilde Medeiros, Moacir Palmeira, Rosangela Cintrao and Sergio Pereira Leite -- 16. Conclusion : moving forward : agrarian reform as part of food sovereignty / Peter Rosset.
Other title(s)
Competing visions of agrarian reform
  • 0935028285 (pbk.)
  • 9780935028287 (pbk.)
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