Building Market Institutions in Post-Communist Agriculture

Building Market Institutions in Post-Communist Agriculture : Land, Credit, and Assistance

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Editors David Macey, William Pyle, and Stephen Wegren, with a host of world-leading agrarian analyst and practitioners, unravel the shortcomings surrounding post-communist agrarian reform and answers how and why particular policies were adopted in Eurasia. Building Market Institutions in Post-Communist Agriculture draws on country-level case studies to analyze a range of initiatives that institutions have applied to agricultural economies. In this edited collection, contributors use a comparative analytical framework to project a universal process of agrarian transformation that continues to change the social, economic, and political characteristics of this part of the more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 168 x 235 x 18mm | 449g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739107356
  • 9780739107355

Review quote

Agrarian economic and political policies represent the neglected stepchild of transition economics. Although it is not comprehensive, the contributors to this volume have illuminated the fundamental reasons for the disappointing outcomes of agrarian land reform, credit and finance policies and technical assistance in the post-Communist economies. Country specialists will find the analyses informed and compelling. Generalists will want it as a ready reference. The editors and other authors merit a resounding 'Bravo' for the performance. -- James R. Millar, The George Washington University This book provides a fascinating insight into land reform and the evolving financial and credit markets, as well as agricultural extension systems in selected post-communist countries. Combining theoretical and historical frameworks with recent developments, it is a significant addition to the knowledge base on transition economies. -- Csaba Csaki, The World Bankshow more

About David A.J. Macey

David A. J. Macey is professor of history and C. V. Starr Professor of Russian Studies at Middlebury College. William Pyle is assistant professor in the Economics Department at Middlebury College. Stephen K. Wegren is associate professor in the Political Science Department at Southern Methodist more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: Market Institutions in Post-Communist Agriculture Chapter 2 Part 1: Land Reform Chapter 3 Introduction to Part I Chapter 4 Land Privatization and Land Market Development: Two "Unsuccessful" Cases, Land Privatization and Land Market Chapter 5 Russia's Indeterminate Land Privatization: Psychological Aspects Chapter 6 Successful Land Individualization in Trans-Caucasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia Part 7 Part 2: Finance and Credit Chapter 8 Introduction to Part II Chapter 9 Missing Pillars: The Failures of Rural Finance In Ukraine Chapter 10 Dual Credit Markets: The Indeterminate Case of Czech Agriculture Chapter 11 Trade Credit and Successful Restructuring in The Polish Dairy Sector Part 12 Part Three: Technical Assistance and Downstream Linkages Chapter 13 Introduction to Part III Chapter 14 Missing the Market: The Failure of Technical Assistance in Kyrgyzstan Chapter 15 Technical Assistance to Armenian Agribusiness: Promising but Still Indeterminate Chapter 16 Success in building Market Information Systems: Poland versus Russia Chapter 17 Conclusionshow more