Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Livres → Publications 2022 → Capital Penetration and the Peasantry in Southern and Eastern Africa - Neoliberal Restructuring

2022

Capital Penetration and the Peasantry in Southern and Eastern Africa - Neoliberal Restructuring

Springer, Cham

Titre : Capital Penetration and the Peasantry in Southern and Eastern Africa - Neoliberal Restructuring

*Examines the complex character of agrarian neoliberal restructuring in Southern Africa
* Presents empirical evidence from seven Southern African countries
* Embeds the current capital-driven land and agrarian crisis in Southern Africa within a historical perspective

Editor (s) : Freedom MazwiGeorge Tonderai MudimuKirk Helliker
Publisher  : Springer Cham
Date de parution : 2022
Pages : 237

Descriptif
This book examines the impact of neoliberalism on peasant agriculture as a key livelihood strategy in Southern and Eastern Africa, against the background of the current development crisis and the crossroads that Southern and Eastern Africa faces. It systematically analyses how the neoliberal architecture has deepened extroverted production for capitalist accumulation and how this has been to the detriment of the rural labour force and small scale and communal landowners. Apart from examining how neoliberalism has triggered land alienations, the book further argues that such policies have also impacted negatively on food security in a number of ways. The book presents empirical evidence through twelve case studies, emerging from in-depth original fieldwork carried out in seven countries in the Southern and Eastern African region.

This book is a must-read for scholars of economics,sociology, anthropology, history, agrarian studies and political science, as well as practitioners and policy-makers, interested in a better understanding of the impact of the agrarian neoliberal restructuring on the peasantry in Southern Africa.

Mots clés  : Neoliberalism Economic development Transition Peasant agriculture Food farms Colonialism Land policies Grain production nSocial exclusion Agricultural development Agrarian structures Financing agriculture Well-being Contract farming Privatisation of land tenure World Bank

Présentation : site de l’éditeur

Page publiée le 7 avril 2022