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Title Rural development in Eurasia and the Middle East : land reform, demographic change, and environmental constraints / edited by Kurt Engelmann, Vjeran Pavlaković
Published Seattle : Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington in association with University of Washington Press, ©2001
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 284 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Change in Russian agrarian reform, 1992-1998: the case of Kostroma Oblast / Stephen K. Wegren -- Continuity in rural Russia / Gregory Ioffe -- Rural population change in Russia, 1959-1998 / Dmitry Sharkov -- Land reform and farm reorganization in the Kyrgyz republic: a legal perspective / Renee Giovarelli -- Agricultural sector reform and rural development in Uzbekistan / Jim Butterfield -- Managing transnational waters of the Aral Sea Basin: a geographical perspective / Philip Micklin -- Agricultural development and environmental constraints in northwest Africa / Will D. Swearingen -- Agricultural development or sustainable agriculture: the case of the Middle East / Michael E. Bonine -- The smallholder in Turkish agriculture: obstacle or opportunity? / Paul Kaldjian
Summary "The ties that bind Central Asia to the Middle East have increased dramatically in recent years, as political emancipation from Soviet rule has spurred the restoration of material culture shared by Turkic and Iranian peoples. Political institutions and farming practices, however, are still based on the Soviet model, with centralised large-scale agricultural production serving Russian rather than local needs. The contributors to this volume examine land reform and agricultural development in Russia, Central Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. Their studies bring into question the evolutionary view of agricultural development, from small-scale subsistence to large-scale commercialised agricultural systems, and emphasise the need to understand the specific political, historical, and geographic contexts of rural development and land reform. This volume is a must for regional specialists, historians, economists, and those working on rural development issues throughout Eurasia."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Rural development -- Case studies.
Rural development -- Africa, North.
Rural development -- Asia, Central.
Rural development -- Middle East.
Rural development -- Russia (Federation)
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Engelmann, Kurt.
Pavlaković, Vjeran.
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Center.
LC no. 00060703
ISBN 0295999756 (electronic bk.)
9780295999753 (electronic bk.)