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Agrarian reform in theory and practice : a study of the Lake Titicaca region of Bolivia.
Benton, Jane.
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Aldershot : Ashgate, c1999.
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x, 207 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1859726968
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Aldershot : Ashgate, c1999.
isbn
1859726968
catalogue key
3487157
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Despite the attempts of a number of Latin American republics to redistribute land sources and carry out agrarian reform programmes, 'the land question' remains a vital political issue throughout the region.
Long Description
Despite the attempts of a number of Latin American republics to redistribute land resources and carry out agrarian reform programmes, 'the land question' remains a vital political issue throughout the region. This book focuses on Bolivia, where government proposals to replace a radical agrarian reform law of 1953 with a neo-liberal Ley INRA provoked heated public debate and violent campesino clashes with the police (witnessed by the author) in September/October 1996.The first five chapters are largely concerned with theoretical aspects and a review of Bolivia's agrarian reform legislation: the remaining six chapters are devoted to an analysis, from the viewpoints of participant campesinos and the researcher, of agricultural change in Aymara communities beside Lake Titicaca, where the author has conducted research over nearly 30 years. Currently lakeside farming is under severe threat as a result of land degradation, limited cash resources, rural-urban migration, tourism and commuterisation.
Main Description
Despite the attempts of a number of Latin American republics to redistribute land resources and carry out agrarian reform programmes, 'the land question' remains a vital political issue throughout the region. This book focuses on Bolivia, where government proposals to replace a radical agrarian reform law of 1953 with a neo-liberal Ley INRA provoked heated public debate and violent campesino clashes with the police (witnessed by the author) in September/October 1996.
Table of Contents
Mapsp. vi
Photographsp. vii
Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
The Theory
Agrarian reform in Latin Americap. 1
Agricultural systems in pre-Columbian Boliviap. 15
The domination of the haciendap. 27
Bolivia's Agrarian Reform Law of 1953p. 45
Ley INRA (1996)p. 69
The Practice
The Lake Titicaca regionp. 97
The state of agriculture in lakeside communities on the eve of agrarian reformp. 113
The impact of the 1953 agrarian reform legislationp. 131
Campesino opinions on agrarian reformp. 149
Some conclusions to be drawn from the case studyp. 167
The crisis in campesino farming in the Lake Titicaca region at the end of the twentieth centuryp. 181
Abbreviations used in the textp. 193
Glossaryp. 195
Bibliographyp. 200
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