102709 - MezzoAmerica Maya Sweden Slash and burn Reduced...

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Mezzo-America Maya Sweden  Slash and burn Reduced fallow time Productive land’s time to replenish  Depleted the soil Anasazi Present Iraq Mesipatnia   Irrigation  Salt took over the surface of the soil Land access Administrative system Owned and managed by the state Collective systems Russia  China Moral economy  Response where peasants or other producers are less concerned with individual profit than  they are for protection in the face of adversity. Ex: storage  Political economy “Rational” approach. One where the decisions are balanced based on the assessment of  local level advantages vs. disadvantages
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Can only be assumed, can be good or bad information  Political ecology  This is a system where peasants and other primary producers are vying for control of the  means of production (land) There will always be dispute over land ownership Industrial agriculture Eliminates peasants and family farmers from production, except as wage labor. Economy of scale Capital investments at a higher level in fact are cheaper than the application of such investments  spread across hundreds or thousands of individuals farms. Requires substantial amounts of capital, and therefore requires the recovery of investment 
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2010 for the course ISS 220 taught by Professor Bailey during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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