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Land Reform and Development in the Middle East: A Study of Egypt, Syria, and Iraq Doreen Warriner

Land Reform and Development in the Middle East: A Study of Egypt, Syria, and Iraq

Doreen Warriner

Published December 1st 1975
ISBN : 9780837185309
Hardcover
238 pages
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This book examines the major changes brought about by agrarian reform in Egypt, mechanized farming in Syria, and the investment of oil revenues in Iraq, and discusses the effects of these changes on the position of the fallahin and the relationshipMoreThis book examines the major changes brought about by agrarian reform in Egypt, mechanized farming in Syria, and the investment of oil revenues in Iraq, and discusses the effects of these changes on the position of the fallahin and the relationship between economic development and the social and political framework of these countries. The main argument is taht though the three dynamics of change - revolution, private enterprise, and money - have each transformed the setting of rural poverty, and to some extent have reduced it, only the three combined could be effective in raising the standard of living of the peasant.The new forms of agricultural organizations in Egypt, the Syrian Jezira, and Dujaila in south Iraq are described from personal observation. The study synthesizes and selects the significant from a bewildering mass of detail, much of which is not easily accessible. Its interpretation of the changes going on in the region will prove valuable to all who are following the day-to-day events in these countries and who are interested in the long-term prospect of development in the Middle East.