POLB91_LECTURE 11_Outline - LECTURE 11: Agrarian Reform and...

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LECTURE 11: Agrarian Reform and the Politics of the Countryside I. Landlords and Peasants II. Why Peasants Rebel III. Agrarian Reform Programs IV. Rural Sector Strategies V. Course Evaluation _____________________________________________________________ Importance of Rural Development 1. The most acute forms of poverty, inequality and political oppression are found in the countryside 2. Rural poverty and inequality feed political instability and violence 3. Agriculture is a sector in which employment opportunities and productivity gains could be generated at low cost. I. Landlords and Peasants Haciendas: Large landed estates comprising hundreds or thousands of hectares. Extent of exploitation of the local population by the landlords was limited by patron-client relationships. II. Why Peasants Rebel 1. When rural modernization threatens the peasantry’s traditional way of life and moral economy (Introduction of market forces, such as sugar and coffee, fighting for their products b/c it is too risky to grow those goods)
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