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Post-Soviet Potemkin Village Politics and Property Rights in the Black Earth

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ISBN-10: 0521709318

ISBN-13: 9780521709316

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jessica Allina-Pisano

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In the 1990s, as the Soviet Empire lay in ruins, the Russian and Ukrainian governments undertook a project to dismantle the collective farm system that was created under Stalin and in the process privatize an expanse of farmland larger than Australia. Ordinary people were supposed to benefit from the reform, but local government leaders quietly rebelled against it. The end result was the dispossession of millions of rural people. This is the first book to explain why and how this happened through the perspective of a firsthand observer in the Black Earth region.
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: land reform in post-communist Europe
Things fall apart
Keeping the collectives
The social origins of private farmers
A return to regulation
The politics of payment
The fa�ade
Conclusion: rural proletarians in the Potemkin village