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Economia política da disputa por terras em Minas Gerais


  • Araujo Junior, Ari Francisco de
  • Shikida, Claudio
  • Alvarenga, Patricia Silva


The article analyzes the determinants of the probability of dispute over land (conflicts, occupations and settlement projects) in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Through the use of a logit model, we found that the main influences are political and economical ones. Apparently, the behavior of the agrarian reform’s supporters follows the political incentive, with fewer occurrences of conflicts in towns governed by political allies. By other hand, the economical determinants - degree of poverty and the economic growth - have negative impacts on it.

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  • Araujo Junior, Ari Francisco de & Shikida, Claudio & Alvarenga, Patricia Silva, 2008. "Economia política da disputa por terras em Minas Gerais," Brazilian Journal of Rural Economy and Sociology (Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural-RESR), Sociedade Brasileira de Economia e Sociologia Rural, vol. 46(3), pages 1-28, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:rdecag:61236

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    1. Carlos Pestana Barros & Ari Francisco de Araujo Jr. & João Ricardo Faria & João Ricardo Faria, 2013. "Brazilian Land Tenure and Conflicts: The Landless Peasants Movement," Cato Journal, Cato Journal, Cato Institute, vol. 33(1), pages 47-75, Winter.

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