A Dialectical Approach to Social Restructuring and Technical Change in Greek Agriculture
AbstractThis 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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Bibliographic InfoArticle 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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- 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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