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The Resource The post-Soviet Potemkin village : politics and property rights in the black earth, Jessica Allina-Pisano

The post-Soviet Potemkin village : politics and property rights in the black earth, Jessica Allina-Pisano

Label
The post-Soviet Potemkin village : politics and property rights in the black earth
Title
The post-Soviet Potemkin village
Title remainder
politics and property rights in the black earth
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Allina-Pisano
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why does the introduction of private property rights sometimes result in poverty, rather than development? Most analyses of institutional change emphasize the design of formal institutions, but this study of land privatization in the Russia-Ukraine borderlands shows how informal politics at the local level instead can drive outcomes. Local officials in both countries pursued strategies that produced a record of reform, even as they worked behind the scenes to maintain the status quo. The end result was a facade of private ownership: a Potemkin village for the post-Soviet era. Far from creating private property that would bring development to the post-Soviet rural heartland, privatization policy deprived former collective farm members of their few remaining rights and ushered in a new era of state control over land resources. This study draws upon the author's extensive primary research in the Black Earth region conducted over a period of nine years
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allina-Pisano, Jessica
Dewey number
333.3/147
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1333.R9
LC item number
A45 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD1333.R9
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land reform
  • Land reform
  • Right of property
  • Right of property
  • Ownership
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Land reform
  • Right of property
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Ukraine
Label
The post-Soviet Potemkin village : politics and property rights in the black earth, Jessica Allina-Pisano
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Maps, Illustrations, and Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Transliteration -- Note on Sources and Methodology -- Newspapers and Statistics -- Interviews and Ethnographic Research Techniques -- Glossary -- The Post-Soviet Potemkin Village -- Introduction -- The Paradox of Ownership -- Privatization Globally and in the Black Earth -- Alternative Explanations -- Explaining Convergence -- Local Politics and Political Theory -- The Evidence -- The Argument -- 1 Things Fall Apart -- Our Heavy Cross -- "Vikings" and Hutsuls -- Fighting for Every Worker -- No Right to Remain Silent -- Our Daily Bread -- Care for People -- 2 Keeping the Collectives -- Each Will Know He Is an Owner -- One Revolution Is Enough -- With Only My Stamp in My Hand -- You Can't Invite Everyone -- The State Farm Kept All the Certificates for Itself -- Do Not Allow Dissolution -- We're All Among Friends Here -- Whoever Doesn't Have a Shovel, Go and Buy One -- The Land Is Quietly Being Taken from Us -- 3 The Social Origins of Private Farmers -- The Chairman Was Against It -- Serious Slips Were Allowed -- Other Than a Shovel and a Pitchfork, I Have Nothing -- Impossible to Obtain Land through Normal Channels -- Familiar Last Names -- Apply Pressure Where Necessary -- They're Inserting Sticks in the Wheels -- Conclusion -- 4 A Return to Regulation -- Pressure Has Remained -- Supplicants and Justice Seekers -- Honest, Solid People -- Their Legs Cut Out from under Them -- Land Must Work for People, Not for Weeds -- Conclusion -- 5 The Politics of Payment -- Only Enough to Feed the Chickens -- A "Wretched" Payment -- No Salary, No Incentive -- Everything Up Through Burial -- However They Arrange It -- Half Starved and Dressed Almost in Rags -- Conclusion -- 6 The Facade -- The Same Old Collective Farm -- We're Fated to Live Together, Inseparably -- Everything Is Being Cleaned Out -- And Where Will I Steal? -- This Was Done Deliberately -- Conclusion -- Dispossession through Privatization -- Lessons from Post-Socialism -- The Significance of the Facade -- Cows and Dispossession -- Index -- Last Page
Control code
191720424
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 215 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511355776
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611153557
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
115355
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191720424
Label
The post-Soviet Potemkin village : politics and property rights in the black earth, Jessica Allina-Pisano
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Maps, Illustrations, and Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Transliteration -- Note on Sources and Methodology -- Newspapers and Statistics -- Interviews and Ethnographic Research Techniques -- Glossary -- The Post-Soviet Potemkin Village -- Introduction -- The Paradox of Ownership -- Privatization Globally and in the Black Earth -- Alternative Explanations -- Explaining Convergence -- Local Politics and Political Theory -- The Evidence -- The Argument -- 1 Things Fall Apart -- Our Heavy Cross -- "Vikings" and Hutsuls -- Fighting for Every Worker -- No Right to Remain Silent -- Our Daily Bread -- Care for People -- 2 Keeping the Collectives -- Each Will Know He Is an Owner -- One Revolution Is Enough -- With Only My Stamp in My Hand -- You Can't Invite Everyone -- The State Farm Kept All the Certificates for Itself -- Do Not Allow Dissolution -- We're All Among Friends Here -- Whoever Doesn't Have a Shovel, Go and Buy One -- The Land Is Quietly Being Taken from Us -- 3 The Social Origins of Private Farmers -- The Chairman Was Against It -- Serious Slips Were Allowed -- Other Than a Shovel and a Pitchfork, I Have Nothing -- Impossible to Obtain Land through Normal Channels -- Familiar Last Names -- Apply Pressure Where Necessary -- They're Inserting Sticks in the Wheels -- Conclusion -- 4 A Return to Regulation -- Pressure Has Remained -- Supplicants and Justice Seekers -- Honest, Solid People -- Their Legs Cut Out from under Them -- Land Must Work for People, Not for Weeds -- Conclusion -- 5 The Politics of Payment -- Only Enough to Feed the Chickens -- A "Wretched" Payment -- No Salary, No Incentive -- Everything Up Through Burial -- However They Arrange It -- Half Starved and Dressed Almost in Rags -- Conclusion -- 6 The Facade -- The Same Old Collective Farm -- We're Fated to Live Together, Inseparably -- Everything Is Being Cleaned Out -- And Where Will I Steal? -- This Was Done Deliberately -- Conclusion -- Dispossession through Privatization -- Lessons from Post-Socialism -- The Significance of the Facade -- Cows and Dispossession -- Index -- Last Page
Control code
191720424
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 215 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511355776
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611153557
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
115355
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191720424

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