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The Resource Subsistence and economic development, Ronald E. Seavoy, (electronic resource)

Subsistence and economic development, Ronald E. Seavoy, (electronic resource)

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Subsistence and economic development
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Subsistence and economic development
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Ronald E. Seavoy
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eng
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Seavoy, Ronald E
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338.1/8
LC call number
HD75
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.S42 2000eb
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  • Subsistence economy
  • Economic development
  • Agriculture
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  • Economic development is primarily a political process. Coercive political policies are needed to induce peasants to perform commercial labor norms in food production because this is the only way to end subsistence privation. Rather than trying to cure rural poverty, Seavoy insists that economic development can only occur when the institutions that protect subsistence labor norms in food production are replaced by institutions that motivate cultivators to perform commercial labor norms
  • Seavoy insists that development economics is a failed discipline because it does not recognize the revolutionary difference between subsistence and commercial social values. Seavoy demonstrates that commercial labor norms are essential for producing assured food surpluses in all crop years and an assured food surplus is essential for sustaining the development process. The commercialization of food production is a political process, as in the term political economy. If peasants have a choice, they will not voluntarily perform commercial labor norms. Central governments must overcome peasant resistance to performing commercial labor norms by various forms of coercion. The most historically effective coercions are deprivation of peasant control of land use by foreclosure and eviction for excessive subsistence debts. Landless peasants are forced to become supervised paid laborers. Coercion is most effective when it is linked to money rewards for peasants who voluntarily transform themselves into yeomen cultivators or farmers. These commercially motivated cultivators and storekeepers become the resident commercializing agents in peasant villages who administer the central government's coercive and inducement policies. Based on extensive examples and field observation, this book is designed for use in courses that explore problems of economic development. Scholars and government policy makers will find the analysis equally provocative
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Subsistence and economic development, Ronald E. Seavoy, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [256]-272) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000284576
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unknown
Extent
vii, 284 p.
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9780275967819
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(alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000284576
Label
Subsistence and economic development, Ronald E. Seavoy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [256]-272) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000284576
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 284 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780275967819
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000284576

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