Competing views and strategies on agrarian reform
A detailed examination of the Philippine agrarian reform experience drawing lessons that are relevant to theory-building and to policy discourse and political actions in situations elsewhere.
This book is the most comprehensive and thorough critique of the neo-liberal land policies ever published. Borras provides a challenging new theoretical perspective for the analysis of agrarian reform. He also proposes a way forward for the achievement of the emancipation of the peasantry and the rural poor. This book should be read by all those concerned with rural livelihoods, poverty, inequality and social justice in the Global South.
- Cristobal Kay, Professor or Rural Development and Development Studies, Institute of Social Studies, the Hague, Netherlands
This volume is one of the two broadly distinct but closely related books. Competing Views and Strategies on Agrarian Reform: International Perspective aims to broaden the discussion by focusing on international political, policy and theoretical debates, as well as on some empirical cases from different countries that are relevant to the study of agrarian issues in the Philippines.
Competing Views and Strategies on Agrarian Reform: Philippine Perspective aims to deepen the discussion by focusing on the Philippine agrarian reform experience, but drawing lessons that are relevant to theory-building and to policy discourse and political actions in situations elsewhere.
The overarching theme of the twin books is “critical thinking”: conventional assumptions are interrogated, popular propositions critically examined, and new ways of questioning proposed.
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