Part One - The Agrarian Question in the Neoliberal Era Utsa Patnaik 1 Introduction 2 Advanced country living standards and developing country lands 3 Was there an agricultural revolution in England? 4 The fallacy of Ricardo's theory 5 The unacceptably high cost of free trade 6 The new primitive accumulation and the land question today 7 Concluding remarks Bibliography Appendix to Part One Part Two - Moyo on Patnaik: a Focus on Southern Africa Rebuilding African Peasantries: inalienability of land rights and collective food sovereignty in Southern Africa? Sam Moyo 1 Introduction: African peasantries and agrarian transformation 2 Primitive accumulation by dispossession in Africa: trends 3 The crisis of capitalism and renewed land grabbing towards plantation economies 4 Technological repression under neoliberalism 5 Unequal trade and agrarian compression 6 Concluding remarks 7 References Index
Utsa Patnaik is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and author of several books, most recently 'The Republic of Hunger and Other Essays'. Sam Moyo is professor and executive director of the African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Harare. Issa G. Shivji was professor of law at the University of Dar es Salaam until his retirement in 2006 after 36 years of service. He is currently holding the newly-established Mwalimu Nyerere Research Chair in Pan-African Studies at the same university. Shivji has published over a dozen books and numerous articles including 'Class Struggles in Tanzania' (1976), 'The Concept of Human Rights in Africa' (1989), 'Let the People Speak: Tanzania down the road to neo-liberalism' (2006) and 'Accumulation in an African Periphery: A Theoretical Framework' (2009).