Assessing the impacts of Venezuela's state-led agrarian reform programme on rural livelihoods

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dc.contributor.advisor Veltmeyer, Henry
dc.coverage.spatial Venezuela
dc.creator McKay, Ben 2013-01-18T19:41:20Z 2013-01-18T19:41:20Z 2011
dc.identifier.other HD1333 V4 M35 2011
dc.description 167 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 156-167).
dc.description.abstract The debate surrounding land reform is back on the development agenda with a consensus that the severe unequal distribution of land in developing countries is the main cause of persistent levels of poverty and inequality in the countryside. In Venezuela, a state-led agrarian reform programme is being pursued. This programme is designed with the most promising elements to offset strong landlord resistance, alleviate poverty, and increase agricultural productivity; but key weaknesses in the implementation and institutionalization of the programme hinder its ability to be fully effective. Three key weaknesses have been identified - corruption and political sabotage; private intermediaries; and a lack of regulation. The ability of the state and society to overcome these key weaknesses will dictate whether this agrarian reform programme can make for a successful and productive agrarian transformation or whether its inconsistency and its lack of capacity will lead to a crisis of legitimacy and increased conflicts. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc HD1333.V4
dc.subject.lcsh Land reform -- Venezuela
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture and state -- Venezuela
dc.subject.lcsh Rural development -- Venezuela
dc.subject.lcsh Venezuela -- Rural conditions
dc.title Assessing the impacts of Venezuela's state-led agrarian reform programme on rural livelihoods en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA Master of Arts in International Development Studies Masters International Development Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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