Pro-Poor Land Reform
Using empirical case materials from the Philippines and referring to rich experiences from different countries historically, this book offers conceptual and practical conclusions that have far-reaching implications for land reform throughout the world. Examining land reform theory and practice, this book argues that conventional practices have excluded a significant portion of land-based production and distribution relationships, while they have inadvertently included land transfers that do not constitute real redistributive reform. By direct implication, this book is a critique of both mainstream market led agrarian reform and conventional state-led land reform. It offers an alternative perspective on how to move forward in theory and practice and opens new paths in land policy research.
Keywordsagriculture; philippines; land reform; Agrarian reform; Landlord; Peasant; Very Large Telescope
Publication date and place2007
SeriesStudies in International Development and Globalization,
Agriculture & farming