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Subsistence and economic development

Author: Ronald E Seavoy
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows why economic development is primarily a political process.

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Economic development is primarily a political process. Coercive political policies are needed to induce peasants to perform commercial labor norms in food production because this is the only way to end subsistence privation. Rather than trying to cure rural poverty, Seavoy insists that economic development can only occur when the institutions that protect subsistence labor norms in food production are replaced by institutions that motivate cultivators to perform commercial labor norms.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seavoy, Ronald E.
Subsistence and economic development.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000
(OCoLC)654724291
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald E Seavoy
ISBN: 0275967816 9780275967819 0275967824 9780275967826
OCLC Number: 42692294
Description: vii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Economic Development --
Labor Theory of Value --
Indolence --
Subsistence Social Values --
Monetization --
Exchange Commodities --
Commercial Social Values --
Marxian Economics --
Income, Wages, Employment --
Poverty --
Class --
Primacy of Agriculture --
Necessity of Commercialization --
Reflective Lens of Development Economists --
Stratified Peasantry --
Yeomen --
Farmers --
Historical Origins --
Plantations --
Confused Analysis--Lack of Comparisons --
Transition --
Commercial Land Tenures --
Agents of Commercialization --
Agricultural Subsidies --
Birthrates --
Literacy --
Subsistence/Commercial Interface --
Adult Literacy Campaigns --
Primary Schooling --
Education and Development Economists --
Human Capital --
The Political Process --
Panacea of Free Markets --
Governing Elites and Agricultural Policies --
Compulsion --
Enforcement --
Taxation --
Land Tenure --
Contract Law --
Protection --
Peasant Rebellions --
Armed Forces --
Failures --
Sub-Saharan Africa --
Food Production and Population Increase --
Strategies of Labor Transfer --
Migrant Laborers --
Harvest Sharing --
India --
Hindu Caste System --
Successes --
Republic of South Africa --
South African Peasantry --
Difaqane --
Mobilizing African Agricultural Labor --
Commercial Intrusion --
Anglo-Afrikaans War, 1899-1902 --
1913 Land Law --
Migratory Labor --
Independence --
Coercive Labor Policies --
Commercializing Food Production --
Poor Whites --
Literacy --
Mechanization of Cultivation --
Japan --
Political Unification.
Responsibility: Ronald E. Seavoy.

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Development economics, the author of this volume insists, is a failed discipline because it does not recognize the revolutionary difference between subsistence and commercial social values. He aims  Read more...

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?Many readers will find provocative his interpretation of the South African experience as successful....Upper-division undergraduate and up.?-Choice

 
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