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A Dialectical Approach to Social Restructuring and Technical Change in Greek Agriculture

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  • Liodakis, George
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    This paper investigates the dialectic between social restructuring and technical change within the transition to capitalism in Greek agriculture. Contrary to neo-populist interpretations, it is argued that capitalism has developed considerably, and that technical change has played a major role in the process of class differentiation and capitalist development. While the new capitalist strategy for agricultural restructuring has reinforced the process of concentration and capitalist development, with a devastating impact on small farmers, it is argued that the social conflicts involved and the recent agrarian mobilisations tend to form an alternative strategy for the semi-proletarianised 'working class', negating both neo-populism and capitalist modernisation.

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    Article provided by Greek Association of Agricultural Economists in its journal Agricultural Economics Review.

    Volume (Year): 01 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aergaa:26414

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    Keywords: Political Economy;

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    1. Theodore P. Lianos & Despina Parliarou, 1987. "Land Tenure in Greek Agriculture," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 63(3), pages 237-248.
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